We are an organisation established in 1989 by the members of the Helsinki Committee in Poland.
Our mission is - the development of the human liberties and rights culture, both domestically and abroad.
Since 2007 we have Consultative Status with the United Nation's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
20th International Summer School on Human Rights
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We are pleased to inform that the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights is organizing the 20th International Summer School on Human Rights. The School will be held in Warsaw-Miedzeszyn, Poland, between 20 and 27 June 2009.
The School is intended for human rights activists, university teachers and representatives of institutions from all levels of public administration dealing with human rights issues from Central, Eastern European and CIS countries. We regret to inform you that our offer is limited only to those who have not yet participated in our Summer or Winter Schools. The program is open to university graduates or final-year university students. Our program combines lectures and workshops on the historical and philosophical background of human rights, domestic and international systems of human rights protection as well as the applicability of rights of primary importance (see programme attached). The lectures will be given by renowned professors, university teachers and experts in the field of human rights and international law. English and Russian are the working languages of our Summer School. The ability to communicate freely in one of the above is required. The programme and application form are in the attachment.
Participants (65 people in total) will be chosen by a selection committee on a competitive basis. Out of 65 participants, 30 can attend the School free of charge (organizers will cover accommodation in double rooms and meals during the course).
The other 35 people may participate in the School under the condition that they cover expenses themselves (please see the application form).
Lectures and workshops, translation of classes, educational materials, medical insurance while on the territory of Poland are free of charge to all participants provided that they attend all classes.
Travel costs, visa expenses, accommodation and meals during travel will not be covered.
Participants may try to obtain a grant from the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights for the partial reimbursement of travel costs to Poland, if necessary.
Should you be interested in our offer, please submit an application pack consisting of:
- an application form
- a one-page curriculum vitae
- a letter of reference from your organization/employer
Please send the application pack by e-mail to email@example.com, or by post to:
Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
11 Zgoda str. 00‑018 Warsaw, POLAND
The closing date for Summer School applications is 21 February 2009. Only complete applications containing all required information will be eligible for admission.Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by 8 May 2009.