Italy, Rome

Migration and Human Rights

when 11 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1000

The migration phenomenon involves the most significant human rights issues the international community is addressing today. Understanding the plight of migrants and their painful and dangerous experience is crucial in the implementation of national and international human rights standards around the world. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs International Migration Report, approximately 244 million people reside outside their country of origin. This figure includes undocumented migrants.
The Summer School, which will take place at John Cabot University (Rome, Italy), couples theoretical lectures with roundtable discussions, dynamic case studies, and practical exercises. The faculty of the Summer School is composed by leading scholars and academics from John Cabot and other universities, representatives of the United Nations system, international human rights bodies and the civil society.


Course leader

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and John Cabot University

Target group

- University graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science or candidates with equivalent and relevant qualifications;

- Young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international organizations or NGOs;

- Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2015/2016 academic year will also be considered.

Course aim

This five-day intensive summer school has been developed to provide participants with an analysis on human rights issues regarding global migration. The participants will benefit from the internationally recognised expert faculty and will have the opportunity to meet peers in order to build lasting professional relationships.

Fee info

EUR 1000: The standard registration fee is €1000.
The application deadline is 28 June 2016
EUR 800: A reduced fee of €800 is applicable for students and alumni of John Cabot University.


There is no scholarship or financial aid available for this program.