Human Rights, Gender and Alterity – Summer School

Joint Summer School between the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

25. Juni 2018 - 6. Juli 2018
Summer School Geneva 2018

In 2018 the second edition of the Summer School “Human rights, Gender and Alterity” will take place in Geneva. This unique transdisciplinary course is aimed at students and practitioners from all academic backgrounds and will enable participants to critically engage with human rights from a gender and a decolonial perspective.

The innovative concept combines visits to international organisations in Geneva, namely the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), attending sessions of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and presentations by internationally renowned experts working in the area of human rights with an introduction to the academic field of human rights, gender and alterity.

Topics to be covered include: violence against women, human rights and decolonial approaches to justice, freedom and emancipation, the new international division of labour and migration, global reproductive rights, and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity rights (SOGI). These will be addressed using diverse theoretical perspectives including feminist legal theories, gender and post- and decolonial theories, and theoretical approaches to antidiscrimination law.

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In collaboration with the FRI!