Essex Human Rights Summer School 2020

Five day summer school in Human Rights Research Methods from 6 – 10 July 2020.

  • Mon 6 - Fri 10 Jul 20


  • Colchester Campus

    Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

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The Human Rights Centre will be offering its five day summer school in Human Rights Research Methods from 6 – 10 July 2020.

This will provide the core methods and skills needed to carry out human rights research whether for academic scholarship, bids for large research projects or reports for NGOs, governments and international organisations.

Essex Human Rights Summer School 2020

What to expect:

This summer school will be taught by a combination of Essex and external human rights academics and practitioners. Participants will learn how to design research projects and carry them out both in a headquarters environment or while working in the field. They will learn about the range of tools and methodologies for human rights research (whether academic or practical) and when, why and how to employ particular research methods in specific research contexts.

Course content:

All sessions will focus on research design, methodology and impact and will examine relevant examples and case studies. As an interactive summer school, it will afford participants many opportunities to apply the theory they have learned, including through dedicated sessions in which participants will be given a problem ahead of the session and asked to prepare the research questions, methodology and impact strategy.

Eligibility and applying:

This is an ideal course for postgraduate students, academics, lawyers and human rights professionals working in NGOs, government and international organisations.

To find out more information and to book your place please visit the Human Rights Summer School page.

Upon payment confirmation, we will send you our enrolment guidance pack with instructions on how to finalise your place and book optional discounted accommodation.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Get in touch:

If you have any questions, please contact the Essex Law School Executive Officer, Catherine Gentry: hrcsummerschool@essex.ac.uk

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Human Rights Centre

Our Human Rights Centre brings together over 80 academic staff from 11 departments and is a global leader in human rights research, practice and education. Its members have extensive expertise in human rights law at the national, regional and international level, and hold positions as UN Special Rapporteurs, chairs and members of UN Committees, legal advisers to UK Parliamentary Committees, and members of management and advisory boards of NGOs and charities.

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