International Summer School in Mostar

Young people who who are interested in human rights and do not  mind sharing their ideas with other enthusiasts and who have eligibility to study at the post high school level and have the ability to relate meaningfully to an English spoken classroom and to understand texts written in English, are invited to come to study at the Buskerud University College, School of Business and Social Sciences their Summer course in Mostar.

Human Rights

Human Rights (Photo credit: h de c)

The course starts with a description of the basic philosophical ideas and theories the modern international regime for human right has come to rest upon. An indept description and analysis of the content of the Universal Declaration of Human rights precedes further analysis of the major human rights conventions and their monitoring mechanisms that has been adapted in the post second world war period.

Both the UN system as well as the European human rights regime will be looked at.

They want to conclude with examples of the implementation of human rights obligations in national polities.

English: Mostar - church and mosque

English: Mostar – church and mosque (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After the conclusion of this course, the students will be able to understand and give meaning to such human rights mechanisms as The Human Rights council, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Framework Convention on National Minorities, the European Torture Convention etc.

Subject oriented lectures, tutorials and seminars Monday through Saturday 26th of May – 31st of May and 2nd of June – 7th of June. The lectures will be administered by Associate Professor Lars Petter Soltvedt.

I would say this is an opportunity having no tuition/course fee and only having to pay for travel and accommodation expenses.
Accommodation in student housing in Mostar. Cost approximately NOK 100/night.
Accommodation will be pre-booked for all interested students.

= all youngsters to the beautiful Mostar.


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International Summer School in Mostar



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About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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