JULY 28 - AUGUST 10, 2014, NEW YORK
Summer human rights institute in new york city
July 28 - August 10, 2014
Gain a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of human rights law.
Limited Spaces Remain
Registration Deadline: July 18, 2014
Welcome to SHRI 2014

The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI), a two-week certificate program that will provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of international human rights (IHR) law, July 28 to August 8, 2014.

Designed for students and professionals from around the world, this immersive program enables individuals with limited time to gain an in-depth understanding of international human rights law and practice. Participants will take part in daily lectures and workshops with Fordham Law professors, supplemented by fieldwork and discussions with members of New York’s prominent human rights community. The program may also include field trips to the United Nations Headquarters and Washington DC.

Participants will earn Certificate in International Human Rights Law from the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School, New York, NY.
Business and Human Rights

Looking at the increasing expectation of socially responsible business and sustainable enterprise, this course will critically review recent developments in the field of business and human rights law, including in the area of responsible investment.

This course will introduce the human rights issues facing groups particularly vulnerable to human rights abuses such as women and children, the LGBT community and persons with disabilities.
Civil and Political Rights

Providing participants with an in-depth understanding of civil and political rights (CPR), this course will critically evaluate CPR instruments, enforcement mechanisms and the role of the Human Rights Committee.
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

This course will provide a detailed examination of economic, social and cultural rights, with a review of the international instruments and mechanisms used to protect them.
The Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI) is offered immediately after Fordham Law School’s Summer Institute in NYC, a three-week intensive program that introduces law graduates and students to the U.S. legal system and an array of topics in U.S. law, July 7–25, 2014. Please click here to visit the SINYC website.