Note: This page reflects information from Summer 2013. Updated information will be posted shortly.
2014 Program Dates: Sunday, July 13–Saturday, August 9
Who Should Attend
The course is suitable for human rights professionals as well as those hoping to embark on a career in this field. We welcome applications from practicing lawyers and judges, members of the armed forces, government officials, Lawyers and other persons working for non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations that work in the field of human rights, students with a first degree (including in subjects other than law) and those with at least one year of legal study towards their degree. The class includes a wide array of human rights professionals, law students at the George Washington University and students studying various subjects at a variety of universities.
In 2012, a total of 79 students attended the program; 37 of these came from the US and 42 from countries including Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, India, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Uzbekistan, the United Kingdom and Vietnam. Anticipated attendance for 2013 is 75-80 participants.
New College, Oxford
Students will be accommodated and take all of their meals at New College, Oxford on Holywell Street. Founded by William of Wykham in 1379, it is one of the largest, best known and most beautiful of the Oxford colleges. The college is located in the centre of Oxford, close to the St Cross Law Faculty Building, where classes are held and in which the Bodleian Law Library is located. The classrooms include a lecture hall for plenary sessions and breakout rooms for classes. The Administrative offices, which house the Oxford director and supporting staff, are in Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford.
Students are accommodated in single study bedrooms at New College. Many of the bedrooms have private bathrooms but such a room can only be guaranteed if the supplementary private bathroom fee is paid.
Travel Advisory Information
Travel Advisory InformationPlease visit the U.S. Department of State Consular for the United Kingdom and Gibraltar web site for current travel advisory information.