The Human Rights, Migration and Globalization Summer School 2013

Posted On: 22 March 2013

The Human Rights, Migration and Globalization Summer School 2013

8 to 12 July 2013, NUI Galway, Ireland

The Summer School will familiarise participants with the sources of migrants’ rights and the available protection mechanisms. It will provide participants with an understanding of the major tensions underlying the issue of the protection of migrants’ rights and of how globalization shapes these tensions. During the five days of intensive sessions provided by leading experts in the area, participants will be provided with a detailed working knowledge of the issues through presentations, readings and group discussions, which will include components on research and advocacy skills. The programme will include a variety of social activities that will allow participants to network with each other and the panel of specialists in a relaxed and friendly environment. The Summer School is open to anyone interested in the contemporary challenges of migration and human rights protection, including practitioners, journalists, NGO representatives, government officials and students. Participants are invited, but not obliged, to submit an abstract proposing their research ideas for discussion.

Confirmed speakers for this inaugural year’s summer school include:

Professor Francois Crépeau, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants;

Professor Tomoya Obokata, Professor of International Law and Human Rights, Keele University, School of Law;

Professor Michael O’Flaherty, Co-director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights and Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission;

Ms. Mariette Grange, Senior Researcher at the Global Detention Project of the Program for the Study of Global Migration at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva;

Ms. Siobhán O’Donoghue, Director of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland;

Ms. Maria Stavropoulou, Director of the Greek Asylum Service;

Dr. Ekaterina Yahyaoui, Lecturer and LLM Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights; and

Dr. Noelle Higgins, Lecturer, Irish Centre for Human Rights.

Summer School on Human Rights Migration and Globalization 2013 flyer

For more information, including details on how to register and how to submit an abstract, please visit our website at:, or email: