Drug Policy and Human Rights (July 15 - July 23, 2013)

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Central European University, Budapest announces its international postgraduate summer course on "Drug Policy and Human Rights" (July 15 - July 23, 2013) for graduate students and junior researchers and faculty preferably in humanities.

Detailed course information: http://www.summer.ceu.hu/drugploicy-2013


Course Directors:

David Bewley-Taylor, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Swansea, UK

Course Faculty:

Damon Barrett, International Harm Reduction Association, UK
Julia Buxton, Senior Research Fellow, Peace Studies, Bradford University, UK
Balazs Denes, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Budapest, Hungary
Krzysztof Krajewski, Department of Criminology, Jagellonian University, Krakov, Poland
Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, Global Drug Policy Program, Open Society Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Daniel Mejia, Department of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Wiktor Osiatynski, Department of Legal Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Richard Soyer, University of Linz, Austria

This course aims to explore the often tense intersection between drug policy and human rights. Taking place within the broader context of the UN drug control system, discussion will focus on the identification and understanding of relevant international human rights agreements and on the evaluation and assessment of the gap between rights and practice in the implementation of drug policies in many countries and regions. Including examination of both 'consumer' and 'supply' side issues, the focus of the course will be global and participants will be drawn from all regions internationally.

A mix of teaching modes will be used and faculty are encouraged to minimise the use of formal lectures. Emphasis will be on discussion and interactive learning with opportunity for sharing participant experiences. Time will be allocated for personal reading and participants will be encouraged to interact personally with faculty so as to deepen understanding of the issues. Site visits and discussions with civil society organisations and groups will be a feature of the programme of activities.

All those attending the course will be provided by CEU with a Certificate of Attendance. Opportunities will also be provided during the course for personal discussions with Faculty. It is intended that further work after the conclusion of the course be encouraged both in respect of research and programme analysis and development. Course faculty will be prepared to provide follow up assistance through personal agreement with students.

Language of instruction: English

Application deadline: February 15, 2013