Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice: Britain, Greece and the EU

Living in a transition era of crisis and transformation, we are forced to reflect upon social and political phenomena which impact our social and private life. Human
rights protection is a subject of utmost importance within this rapidly changing geo-political landscape.

The Department of Law at Goldsmiths University of London, in collaboration with academics from Greek universities – University of Macedonia, Harokopio University, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences – and Study in Greece are offering the intensive summer school on Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice: Britain, Greece and the EU. The course is designed around an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines legal, international relations and social science approaches to some of the most crucial issues of our times related to human rights, such as the migration/refugee crisis, viewed from a humanitarian, human rights and national security perspective, the rule of law crisis in Europe, the impact of populism on liberal democratic values (analyzed from the angle of the threat of Grexit, which did not materialize, and the reality of Brexit that will dominate EU-UK relations for many years to come) or the impact of AI on human rights.

The course provides an intercultural academic framework which facilitates exchange and knowledge sharing between academics and students from the UK and Greece. Participants will have the opportunity to attend lectures and seminars offered by expert tutors of diverse scientific backgrounds.

Program dates: June 26, 2022 to July 3, 2022.

Application period: Until March 30.

Cost: 800€, including tuition fees, accommodation, scheduled program activities, some meals.

Eligibility: Goldsmiths Law students. Students (by invitation) in collaborating programs in the UK and Greece.

Accommodation: Students reside in an avant-garde hostel near the Acropolis.

Visits & Excursions: The program includes visits to world heritage sites like the Acropolis of Athens, and the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, a visit to the Acropolis museum, the new National Gallery and new National Library, as well as walking tours in Athens and Piraeus.

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