The summer school aims to assist post-graduates and professionals develop a coherent understanding of the legal and human rights situation in the OPT with an applicable approach. The summer school offers lectures by human rights professionals and group discussions on key human rights issues and trends in violations witnessed in the OPT.
The International Law Summer School is a highly interactive program in which all participants are encouraged to be fully engaged. The training methods include lectures, group exercises and field visits. The working language of the summer school is English. All participants will receive an electronic file of materials for their reference. Al-Haq’s summer school is a unique opportunity for internationals interested in the local context, the history and the future of the OPT and includes field visits to a diversity of communities, giving participants the chance to hear, firsthand, experiences of witnesses on the ground.
Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization based in Ramallah, OPT. Established in 1979, Al-Haq’s mission is to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The organization monitors and documents violations of human rights, conducts legal research; human rights education; prepares reports, studies and interventions on violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in the OPT; and undertakes advocacy before local, regional and international bodies.
For more information about the AlHaq Center for Applied International Law and the International Law Summer School, Please watch our introductory video below:
The fourteen-day summer school will include sessions on various topics, including:
- Al-Haq’s mandate and working methods;
- Historical overview of the conflict;
- International human rights normative framework applicable in the OPT;
- International humanitarian normative framework applicable in the OPT;
- Current human rights situation and developments in the OPT;
- International accountability mechanisms;
- Engagement with numerous local and international human rights organizations through on-location visits and sessions hosted by representatives of relevant organizations;
- Field visits to affected communities; including Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Naqab (Negev), Haifa, 1948 depopulated villages, Nablus and the Jordan Valley.
- Each year we design unique programs covering the main trends in violations, and political and legal updates from the field.
The international law summer school is open to post-graduate students of law and related fields, legal scholars, human rights defenders and researchers.
The program covers the costs of accommodation, and includes breakfast and lunch and transportation for the entire period of the summer school.
Participants are expected to cover the costs of their own flight tickets and any additional expenses needed for dinner and expenses outside the scope of the program, in addition to the amount of 300 USD to support some of the expenses of the summer school.
Attendees who complete the duration of the International Law Summer School will be granted a certificate of completion.
The summer school can only accommodate a limited number of participants. Applicants will be contacted when the selection process has concluded.
For more information, please contact: [email protected].
Interested candidates should send their CV, including nationality and a brief cover letter to: [email protected] by 15 May 2019.
 Al-Haq has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is the West Bank affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists - Geneva, and is a member of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Habitat International Coalition (HIC), and the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO).
 All participants will be accommodated in rooms for 2 people, except in Haifa, where the hostel rooms can be for 4-6 individuals each.
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