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Current Issues in International Human Rights Law

Summer School of Law, 10 ECTS
Law, public administration, public order and safety

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 3 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1700 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 1230 EUR


“Human rights” – everyone seems to discuss them, but few seem to understand them, or utilise them correctly. Whether it’s the war in Syria, resulting in millions of refugees looking for safety, or the Greek financial crisis, or cuts to welfare benefits, the term “human rights” is often used but not often well explained.
International human rights law is about the way the international community answers serious questions about the relationship of individuals to the state, and the relationship between individuals living together within a community. This course will examine current topics in international human rights law, drawing on relevant news and events from 2016 to consider what human rights law actually says – rather than what it sounds like through the media and politicians looking to score big headlines.
The course will combine the theory of human rights law with practical applications, concentrating on binding legal standards and the cases that have been used to interpret these standards.
The course is in English, allowing students to develop their knowledge while practicing with a working language of the UN and relevant international courts and tribunals. The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills appropriate for private or public legal service.

About the Degree

This is a summer course that counts 5 or 10 ECTS. 


  • You must be enrolled in a university programme at the time of the AU Summer University
  • If you are applying for admission to AU Summer University courses at the Master level, you must hold a relevant Bachelor's degree (or as a minimum 180 ECTS in your study programme
  • The application deadline is March 15th


The tuition fee varies from course to course. Find the price on the individual course page. Find more information here

For Further Information

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Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Jul 24


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