Netherlands, Groningen

Law and Lifestyle: A human rights approach to chronic diseases

when 10 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 550

Most deaths that currently occur globally are the result of chronic or 'non-communicable' diseases, in particular cardiovascular diseases, most cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. Although medical science plays an important role in reducing these diseases, law and policy are also crucial, in particular as they can ensure access to prevention, treatment and care, and address behavioural risk factors such as smoking, excess alcohol consumption, unhealthy eating and a lack of physical exercise.

This summer school promotes understanding about how law and policy can best be framed to address the global increase in chronic diseases. Taking a human rights approach, key focus areas include securing equitable access to essential medicines, as well as possibilities to regulate behavioural risk factors, in particular smoking and unhealthy diets.

A range of key experts will lecture in this course, including Prof. Hans Hogerzeil and Ellen 't Hoen (UMCG), Prof. Aart Hendriks (Leiden University/KNMG), Prof. Stefania Negri (Salerno University), Dr. Jasper Been (Erasmus University), and Mr. David Patterson (IDLO).

Course leader

Prof. Brigit Toebes

Target group

This summer school is intended for advanced undergraduate, Master and PhD students, as well as post-doctoral and other researchers. Other participants with a particular interest in this field will be considered.

Course aim

Through interactive teaching methods and against the backdrop of insights from health science, participants will enhance their understanding of how human rights and domestic law come into play, and how a global and domestic response can best be defined and implemented.

Credits info

2 ECTS
Participants who participate in all summer school activities will receive 2 EC and a certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 550: The fee includes:
• Summer school instruction
• Course materials
• Refreshments and lunch during the summer school
• Welcome dinner
• A city tour and welcome ceremony
•Housing (7 nights)
EUR 300: The fee includes:
• Summer school instruction
• Course materials
• Refreshments and lunch during the summer school
• Welcome dinner
• A city tour and welcome ceremony

Scholarships

When participation is combined with that of the consecutive summer school on International Law for Sustainable Societies (3-7 July 2017):
• € 935 (including housing for 13 nights)
• € 600 (excluding housing)
• € 300 (UG students, excluding housing)

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