İstanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Center organized its fourth “Human Rights Law Summer School” between 16-24 July 2018 (in Turkish language). The Summer School held in santralistanbul Campus of İstanbul Bilgi University is attended by 30 undergraduate law students from universities of Akdeniz, Anadolu, Ankara, Bahçeşehir, Bilkent, Dokuz Eylül, Galatasaray, Hacettepe, Hasan Kalyoncu, İstanbul, İstanbul Bilgi, İstanbul Şehir, Kadir Has, Marmara, Okan and Türk-Alman.
The topics covered in the Human Rights Law Summer School were; human rights law and protection regime; human rights protection system of the United Nations and 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 and violence against women; freedom of expression; freedom of peaceful assembly, demonstration and association; restorative justice; transitional justice; local governments and human rights; business and human rights; labor rights as human rights; rights of the child; and refugee rights. Throughout the program of the Summer School along with lectures provided by the teaching team on these topics, interactive methods such as group-work and discussion sessions were conducted with the aim to develop skills and enhance knowledge of the participants. 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. In these sessions the focus was on LGBTI+ rights, rights of the disabled, women’s rights, refugee rights, Roma rights and prisoners’ rights.
► Previously held Summer Schools
♦ First Summer School held between 7-11 September 2015
♦ Second Summer School held between 18-22 July 2016