The Fifth Human Rights Law Summer School at BİLGİ is held between 16-24 July 2019

The Fifth Human Rights Law Summer School at BİLGİ is held between 16-24 July 2019

İstanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Center organized its fifth “Human Rights Law Summer School” between 16-24 July 2019 held in the Turkish language. The Summer School organized in santralistanbul Campus of İstanbul Bilgi University was attended by 30 undergraduate law students from universities of Ankara, Bahçeşehir, Beykent, Bursa Uludağ, Galatasaray, Hacettepe, İstanbul, İstanbul Bilgi, İstanbul Okan, İstanbul Şehir, Kadir Has, Kırıkkale, Marmara, Türk-Alman, Yalova and Yaşar. 

The topics covered in the Human Rights Law Summer School were:

  • Human rights law and protection mechanisms
  • Human rights protection system of the Council of Europe
  • Fundamental rights and freedoms in the Constitution
  • Right to life
  • Prohibition of torture and inhuman treatment
  • Equality and prohibition of discrimination
  • Women’s rights
  • Violence against women
  • Freedom of expression
  • Freedom of peaceful assembly, demonstration and association
  • Transitional justice
  • Local governments and human rights
  • Business and human rights
  • Labour rights as human rights
  • Refugee rights
  • Rights of the child
  • LGBTİ+ rights
  • Prisoners’ rights
  • Right to the city and environmental justice
  • Right to protection of personal data 

The program of the Summer School was provided by a teaching team composed of lecturers from different universities. Besides lectures, students had the opportunity to meet with representatives of civil society organizations and international human rights organizations and people from various professions who conduct human rights advocacy and research targeting different vulnerable groups.

► Previously held Summer Schools

♦  First Summer School held between 7-11 September 2015
♦  Second Summer School held between 18-22 July 2016
♦  Third Summer School held between 17-25 July 2017
♦  Fourth Summer School held between 16-24 July 2018