The objective of the summer course is to help students develop a coherent understanding of the human rights and human situation in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and will include presentations by human rights professionals and discussions on key human rights issues. The program provides a small group of participants with knowledge, skills and insight, with emphasis on the practical application of human rights in Palestine.
The international law course is a highly interactive program in which all participants are encouraged to be fully involved. The training methods include lectures, group exercises and field trips. The working language for the course is English. All participants will receive an extensive electronic file of resource materials.
Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization based in Ramallah, West Bank. Established in 1979 to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The organization conducts research; human rights education; prepares reports, studies and interventions on breaches of international human rights and humanitarian law in the OPT; and undertakes advocacy before local, regional and international bodies.
Al Haq has a unique international reputation for human rights education and research, earned through decades of highly respected training of human rights professionals and a commitment to the study and practice of human rights.
The fourteen-day course will cover discussion 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 law normative framework applicable in the oPt;
- Current human rights situation and developments in the oPt;
- Selected UN resolutions, case law and legal reports on the situation in the oPt
- Available international accountability mechanisms;
- Visits of and by numerous local and international human rights organizations;
- 8 field visits to Jerusalem area, Bethlehem area, Hebron area, Naqab-desert, Haifa area, Nablus area and the Jordan Valley.
The international law course is open to post-graduate law students, legal academics and researchers.
The program is free of charge and includes full board accommodation, hospitality and travel expenses inside the oPt and Israel. Registration will close once the course is full. The summer course can only accommodate a limited number of participants. Applicants will be contacted when the selection process is finalized.
For more information please contact: [email protected]
If you are interested in this Summer School, please send your CV, including your nationality, and letter of motivation to: [email protected] by 30 May 2016.
Participants who attend the 14-day international law course will be granted a certificate of completion.
 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 2-3 people.
 Flight tickets are not included.