International Law and Human Rights (winter school)
Engulf yourself in the work of human rights and international law in this thought provoaking intensive 3-week course. Located in the judicial capital of the Czech Republic, students will attend classes on a range of subjects including European Union Law, Human Rights and Constitutional Law, as well as visit places such as the Ombudsman’s office, the Constitutional Court in Brno. To expand on this experience, students travel to Budapest, Prague and Vienna for site visits including, but not limited to, the Open Society Institute in Budapest, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Prague and the United Nations office in Vienna.
This programme uniquely offers students to be taught by esteemed professors, and current members of the court.
Dates and Fees
Dates: January 24-February 14, 2021
Trips: Prague, Vienna, and Budapest
- €100 discount for all students who apply before October 20. An additional €400 discount is provided to our partner university students.
- Includes: tuition, housing in Brno, transportation during the program, housing and breakfast on weekend excursions, some social events
- Not included: meals, travel to and from Brno, personal expenses (students should estimate about €400-1000 depending on their spending habits)
Schedule and Academics
Credits: 8 ECTS
This intensive and dynamic course involves academic classes, active group work, guest presentations and field trips. It is ideal for students studying law, politics, or other studies involving human rights. The programme is ideally located for students to be able to gain a European perspective on international law and how it interacts with human rights. While this programme is geared towards students currently studying law, it is also open to students who are interested in how human rights intersects with international law.
- Human Rights overview
- Levels of Protection
- Constitutional courts and their role in human rights protection
- Human Dignity
- Equality and Discrimination
- Social Rights
- Human Rights and Terrorism
- Right to Life
- Freedom of Expression v Hate Speech: Human Rights and International Criminal Law Perspectives
Students in this program are housed in shared apartments in the city center with two other students from the program. In Brno, students share a room with one other student, while on trips, students are three per room.
Bedding is provided; however, students should bring their own towels. Students will have an opportunity to cook their own meals, some cooking supplies will be provided, as supplies last.
MUNI Covid-19 Guarantee
Masaryk University wants to provide as much assurance to the safety and health to our participants and teachers as possible during these unprecedented times. Our summer and winter schools by nature require students to be in close contact (traveling as a group, classes, social activities, and living together), as such there is no way to mitigate all risks, below are the policies for Masaryk University Summer and Winter Schools.
- Students who test positive with Covid-19 and send us proof within 2 weeks of the start program will receive a 90% refund.
- Full payment for the winter school will be required by December 15.
- No refunds for cancellation within 30 days of the start of the program (December 17 and after), except for proof of Covid-19
- If Masaryk University is required to cancel the program for any reason prior to the start of the program, a full refund will be provided.
- If excursions (Prague, Vienna, Budapest, etc.) need to be cancelled due Covid-19 related issues and a substitute cannot be provided to students, than a refund of €300 will be provided to each student.
- As per Czech law, if any student becomes positive for Covid-19, all students will be put into a quarantine. Masaryk University will cover the cost for 1 Covid-19 test. If the quarantine lasts longer than the program dates, MU will help the student find accommodation, however the costs for all accommodation and food after the end of the program are the responsibility of the student.
- Students will be required to purchase trip protection insurance that will cover the cost of accommodation and change in travel IF they become sick past the duration of the program. MU will help students secure accommodation if required after the dates of the program, however the student is responsible for all costs.
Life in Brno
Brno is a great place to live, even if just for a short period of time. As a student city (1/5 of the population are students) and an international city there is always something to do, and the Czech language isn’t a barrier. This means that exploring cafes, teahouses, restaurants and the local sites is easy, even without our amazing assistants. However, because we want you to get the most out of your experience, we have a team of local Czech students to show you their favorite things in Brno!