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Summer Course on Human Rights and Drug Policy in Budapest, Hungary

Central European University Announces Summer Course on Human Rights and Drug Policy

Applications are invited from high-achieving MA and PhD students, junior faculty, research staff in universities and other institutions and professionals. Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered. No prior knowledge of Human Rights and Drug Policy is required of participants. A key objective of the course is to emphasise the interdisciplinarity both of learning and of problem solving. It is thus an important objective that non-standard disciplines be represented, and that new skills and capacities are applied to this area of public policy.

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Accepted applicants will have their expenses (travel, accommodation, and stipend) covered.

Dates July 11-22, 2011

Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary

Application Deadline
February 15, 2011

The course aims to situate drug policies globally within a framework of fundamental human rights, and to assess the extent to which country and international drug policies fail to meet human rights standards. Discussion will focus partly on the identification and understanding of human rights including those that have their basis in international agreements and laws, and in part on evaluation and assessment of the gap between rights and practice in the implementation of drug policies in many countries and regions. The focus of the course will be global and participants will be drawn from all regions internationally.

The course director is Desmond Cohen, former dean, School of Social Sciences, University of Sussex, UK; director of the HIV/AIDS and Development Program, UNDP; and advisor to the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program.

Further Information and to Apply
For more information and to apply please visit the Central European University summer school website.

* Damon Barrett, Senior Analyst in Human Rights, International Harm Reduction Association, UK
* David Bewley-Taylor, Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Swansea, UK
* Balazs Denes, Executive Director, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Budapest, Hungary
* Krzysztof Krajewski, Professor of Criminology, Jagellonian University, Krakov, Poland
* Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, Director, Open Society Global Drug Policy Program, Open Society Foundations, Warsaw, Poland
* Daniel Mejia, Professor of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
* Wiktor Osiatynski, Visiting Professor, CEU, Budapest, Hungary

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