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New summer school at Leiden University: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in International Law

The Hague / Amsterdam, 1 to 5 August 2016. The summer school Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Law: Progress, Consolidation, Stagnation will focus on the emergence of SOGI issues in human rights law, international criminal law, and refugee law.

It is aimed at legal and other professionals as well as at advanced students, and is organized by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University’s campus in The Hague.

This one week summer school features speakers from international organisations (including UNHCR), NGOs (including Jessica Stern from OutRight Action International), and academics from some seven countries (including professor Stephen Whittle, expert on trans law). Several speakers  will talk about their involvement in key test-cases that achieved some international protection against homophobia and transphobia. The coordinator of this summer school is Kees Waaldijk (professor of comparative sexual orientation law at Leiden Law School).  

The second half of the programme will take place in Amsterdam, where participants will have a chance to take part in some events of Amsterdam Gay Pride & EuroPride 2016 (including parts of the conference Proud in Europe?).

More information

Applications can be sent to GrotiusSummerSchools@cdh.leidenuniv.nl (deadline is 1 June 2016).

Bachelor course Comparative Sexual Orientation Law.