Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sarajevo

Lessons from former yugoslavia for global peace and security

when 16 July 2014 - 26 July 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 8 ECTS
fee EUR 200

The ISSS 2014 aims to continue addressing issues of transitional justice in South East Europe but looking at transitional justice mechanisms as means to conflict prevention. War crimes proceedings, work of truth commissions or vetting process all assist societies to deal with the past and minimize potential influence of conflict drivers often harming gender equality, human rights, socio-economic stability, cultural identity etc.

During the summer school in 2014, Pravnik will work on bringing experts that can elaborate and provide analysis into following topics:
Geo-political and historical features of former Yugoslavia/South East Europe in the 80s and 90s,
Transitional justice mechanisms serving as conflict prevention,
Role of international justice, with focus on ICTY and its effects to reconciliation in former Yugoslavia,
Global lessons for security learned in the Balkans,
Women and minorities in conflict prevention,
Media and propaganda influencing conflict prevention,
Success and failure of transitional justice mechanisms in South East Europe.

Course leader

ISSS 2014 will host prominent lecturers with vast experience in the field of Institutional Reform, Rule of Law, Human Rights and Transitional Justice.

Target group

The program encourages applications from graduate and PhD students of law and related disciplines and young professionals (under the age of 35); including a limited number of undergraduate students from South East Europe, Europe and the US.

Course aim

• To empower future decision makers to work to establish the Rule of Law and Human Rights system in transitional countries.
• To widen theoretical and practical skills of participants.
• To influence changes in transitional countries towards sustainable Rule of Law and the respect of Human Rights.

Credits info

Association “PRAVNIK” awards a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the summer school. In order to gain this certificate, participants will be expected to attend and actively participate in all classes and complete assignments required by the summer school.

ISSS does not use a credit system for the awarding of its internal degrees, and cannot award credit directly for its ISSS participation. Students wishing to obtain credit as a result of our evaluation should consult their own institutions in advance about the acceptability of the Summer School evaluation for credit purposes. The amount of credit awarded is at the discretion of individual institutions but a rough guide would suggest students completing a full 10 days of the ISSS (with a 70 hour workload and a essay) might earn four (4) to six (6) semester credit hours. To compliment this all certificates will be come along with the transcript of all ISSS activities, which will outline all learning outcomes.

Fee info

EUR 200: for accommodation, meals and working materials.
Travel costs are not covered by this fee and each participant should take care of personal travel arrangements.
EUR 100: for accommodation, meals and working materials. For students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, the Republic of Moldova, and Serbia.
Travel costs are not covered by this fee and each participant should take care of personal travel arrangements.


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