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Al-Haq International Law Summer School Programme 2024
25، Mar 2024

Programme dates: 1st - 13th July 2024, in Palestine

Application deadline: 28 April, 2024


(Please read this announcement thoroughly before submitting your application)

The Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law is excited to announce its Summer School Programme for 2024. The Summer School is designed for law graduates, legal researchers and professionals in the fields of international law and human rights and relevant fields. This year, the programme will take place on-site in Ramallah, Palestine, starting on July 1st, and concluding on July 13th, 2024.

The summer school adheres to assist professionals in developing a coherent understanding of the legal and human rights situation in Palestine, while closely observing and exchanging on the main violations committed against the Palestinian people. The summer school offers lectures, discussions and field visits provided by human rights professionals, civil society organizations and human rights defenders on key human rights themes and trends in relation to the Palestinian people as a whole. Various learning methods and tools both in offices and in the field are applied across the programme. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange with a diverse number of lecturers, communities and sites. The programme will run in English.    

Al-Haq’s summer school is a unique opportunity for professionals interested in the Palestinian context, the history and the future of the Palestinian people to achieve their inalienable rights.

The International Law Summer School Programme includes sessions on the following themes:

Historical overview of the Palestinian context;

International human rights law framework applicable to the Palestinian people;

International humanitarian law applicable to the occupied Palestinian territory;

Field visits and exchanges with communities;

International accountability mechanisms;

Human Rights of specific groups; such as women and children.

For more information about the Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law and the International Law Summer School programme, please see the introductory video here.

Each year, the topics and themes vary depending on the availability of speakers and relevant developments on the ground, making the annual program unique. 

Al-Haq, is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization based in Ramallah, Palestine and established in 1979. Al-Haq’s mission is to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Al-Haq documents violations of the individual and collective rights of Palestinians in the OPT, irrespective of the identity of the perpetrator, and seeks to end such breaches by way of advocacy before national and international mechanisms and by holding the violators accountable. For more information on Al-Haq, please visit our website.

The programme will cover all participants’ accommodation costs, travel inside the country for programme purposes, including airport pickups, and two meals during hours of the programme; breakfast and lunch.

Participants need to cover the expenses of their flights, travel insurance, and any other additional costs, such as dinner and accommodation outside of the programme. Besides, participants are expected to cover a tuition fee of 300 USD upon arrival in Ramallah in cash, and bank transfers cannot be accepted. Some scholarships might be available to exempt participants who cannot provide the tuition fee and will be granted on a case-by-case basis. If you need the scholarship or you have to apply for a visa in advance, please inform us directly upon the submission of your application. 

Participants will be provided accommodation in shared rooms (2 or 3 single-bed rooms). If you wish to stay in a room individually, additional costs might apply.

Selected applicants will be provided reading material and other relevant documents ahead of the programme's start. Participants who complete the Summer School will receive a certificate upon completion.

Application process:

A limited number of applicants will be accepted to the Summer School.  Interested applicants need to send an updated professional resume (CV) and a cover letter, elaborating on their professional and personal experience in relation to Palestine and/or international law and their interest in joining the programme, to the email address: [email protected]

When submitting their application, candidates need to write 'Summer School Programme' in the subject of their email. All applicants will be contacted to be informed of the result of their application. Please note, candidates who do not submit a full application will be rejected.

Candidates wishing to apply to the program are encouraged to send their applications no later than 28th April 2024. Applicants will be informed of the result of their application by mid-May.

Disclaimer: Al-Haq cannot guarantee participants access to the country, and bears no responsibility regarding the behaviour or actions taken by the Israeli authorities. We advise participants to inform themselves of entry regulations concerning the designation by Israel of the 6 prominent human rights and civil society organizations.

If you require any additional information or clarification, do not hesitate to contact us directly at the Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law’s email: [email protected].