This summer school, organized by the Department of International Law, aims to explore the contribution of international law to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This International Law for Sustainable Societies course is offered by the University of Groningen.
Each day of our summer school will be devoted to a particular subtheme, such as basic human needs; sustainable development; the human environment; migration; crises & transitions. We will discuss the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular the fight against poverty, problems of climate change and pollution, the dilemmas and opportunities of migration, access to essential public services, and the challenges of transitional administration and justice in conflict situations.
Starting the morning with an investigation into relevant general international law concepts, this will be followed by invited speakers who will share their expertise on the relevant Sustainable Development Goal(s). In the afternoons, the role of international law and human rights will be thoroughly explored as the indispensable legal framework for the implementation of the SDGs by States and non-state actors alike.
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In tackling various issues, the summer school intends to highlight both the prospects and challenges of implementation of the SDGs by analysing these in the light of human rights law, sustainable development law, the law of (international) peace and security, and international law more generally.
As goals do not (necessarily) justify the means, we will approach international law and human rights not only as a facilitator enabling the implementation of the SDGs, but also in their roles to prevent arbitrary or unlawful actions. Throughout the programme, participants will be invited to actively discuss – with experts from international law, human rights law, international relations, civil society, and the (social) sciences – the legal and policy framework.For more information, please visit the programme website.
This summer school is designed for those with a legal background. It is intended for students with an advanced undergraduate or graduate level and practitioners with a background in law, human rights, or international relations. Participants should have passed at least a Bachelor course in international law.
It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .Other requirements
Please submit the following documents upon your application:
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