Certificate course on International Human Rights Law at Summer Human Rights Institute (New York, July 10-21) : Apply by July 1

Welcome to SHRI 2017 

The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School is pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI), a two-week certificate program that will provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of international human rights law, July 10 to 21, 2017.

Designed for students and professionals from around the world, this immersive program enables individuals with limited time to gain an in-depth understanding of international human rights law and practice. Participants will take part in daily lectures and workshops with Fordham Law professors, supplemented by fieldwork and discussions with members of New York’s prominent human rights community. The program may also include field trips to the United Nations Headquarters and other local institutions.


The 2017 Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI) will first provide a comprehensive Overview of International Human Rights Law, and then move into in-depth examination of the following critical topics:

Business and Human Rights

Civil and Political Rights

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Vulnerable Groups

In addition to the core Institute Faculty, the program will feature guest lecturers working actively in the field of international human rights, to engage participants in up-close examination of real-world legal aspects and tools of human rights law and practice. Please scroll down for detailed course descriptions of the five modules to be covered.

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July 10 to July 21 2017.

Detailed schedule is available here

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All participants are required to submit a non-refundable $100 Registration Fee. The program fee is $2950, and covers tuition for approximately 60 hours of instruction, course materials, lunch on weekdays and extracurricular activities.

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A limited number of double-occupancy rooms are available in Fordham’s student-style dormitory on the Lincoln Center campus. Participants are also free to make their own independent arrangements. A list of off-campus options is provided below. Click here for details of accommodation


Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI)
Leitner Center for International Law and Justice @ Fordham Law School 150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Email: [email protected]
Phone no: +1-212.636.7534

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