Human Rights and International Law 

online in summer 2021


5 – 23 July


700 EUR

€100 early bird application discount; additional €100 discount for partner universities;


15 June (early bird March 15)

About summer programme

Masaryk University is located in the judicial capital of the Czech Republic making it a perfect location to study law. This online course takes students through different aspects of international law and how human rights intersect with it. Students will have virtual site visits to the UN in Vienna and Radio Free Europe to discuss how Human Rights intersects with their fields.

This programme uniquely offers students to be taught by esteemed professors, and current members of the court.  

Why this program: This online course seeks to not only expand students’ academic knowledge, but also seeks to pull on the strengths of having students from all over the world enrol. The course will encourage students to learn not just from their professors but also from their peers through in class discussions and group projects.

Learning outcomes: This program is designed to teach students about international law from the European and Czech perspective. As well as enhance students intercultural communication skills through working in group projects with students from other nations.

At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Understand what the human rights are and how they are structured
  • Key actors and instruments in the field of protection of human rights
  • Limits and conflicts of some of the basic freedoms (e.g. of expression)
  • What is the access to the legal help in the Czech Republic and in CEE region

Credits: Students will receive 8 ECTS upon successful completion of this course.


Academic Overview

Students must be enrolled in a tertiary-level law (or related) program and must have completed at least 1 year of study at time of participation on the program.

Online classes will take place two hours each day Monday to Friday from 09:00 CET. Students are expected to participate in the live lectures.

Lecture topics:

• Human Rights overview
• Levels of Protection
• Constitutional courts and their role in human rights protection
• Human Dignity
• Equality and Discrimination
• The Right to be Free from Slavery, Servitude, Forced or Compulsory Labor
• Human Rights and Terrorism
• Right to Life
• Right to Fair Trial
• Freedom of Expression v Hate Speech
• Human Rights and International Criminal Law Perspectives

Virtual site visits will be arranged with the UN in Vienna,Radio Free Europe, Supreme Administrative Court in Brno, as well as others.

What is included in the cost?

Tuition includes:

  • Tuition for the summer school
  • Virtual Site Visits (Radio Free Europe, United Nations Vienna Headquarters, etc.)
  • Masaryk University Transcript

Cost: The cost of this program is €700, with a €100 discount for early bird registration and further a €100 discount for students of partner universities.

How to apply

Please follow this link and choose the correct programme. Do not forget to include all the necessary information (and documents if requested) including writing a short statement of purpose. We will contact you afterwards to tell you if your application was successful and to discuss the further steps (including the deposit payment) with you.

Student experience

I really enjoyed how interactive the course was, especially considering that it was online. Instead of lecture style teaching, I appreciated that this course allowed discussions and conversations. Overall, this was a great course and would definitely recommend it to students interested in law, philosophy, history, politics and international relations.

Tyler Ekback

USA, University of Glasgow


Martin Glogar

summer school manager


Erin Anna Smith

summer school manager


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