International Summer School 2016



Istanbul University Faculty of Law – Leiden University, Leiden Law School

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law


With the support of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Istanbul University Faculty of Law and Leiden University, Leiden Law School will be organizing the fourth edition of the joint International Summer School, to be held in Istanbul, between the 11th and 21st of July 2016.


As with its previous three editions, the 2016 joint ‘Law on the Bosphorus’ Summer School will be oriented on transnational Human Rights Law, focusing within that domain on a particular theme. The focus of the 2016 Summer School, which will be co-organized by the respective Institutes for Criminal Law and Criminology of both law faculties, will be on the relationship between Human Rights Law and Criminal Justice. Amongst others, themes touched will be:


comparative human rights law and criminal justice’

the relativity of “fairness” in fragmented, multi-levelled criminal justice procedures

criminal law reforms in the crossfire between freedom and security

counterterrorism and the rule of law

crime, terrorism, conflict and war: blurred lines

a multilevel perspective on crimmigration & border security

ethno-racial profiling and procedural justice in law enforcement

criminal Justice, human rights and vulnerable groups


PROGRAM FORMAT: The summer school will consist of daily lectures, mooting clinics and mooting sessions which will take place at the closing of the Summer School. Two weeks prior to the start of the summer school, registered participants will be assigned to mooting teams and will receive notice of the case which they will be arguing at the closing mooting. As with the lectures, the cases will all have to do with Human Rights and Criminal Justice themes. After plenary clarifications, teams will be instructed and coached by lecturers during mooting clinics. The program also consists of diverse excursions to Criminal Justice Institutions in Turkey, i.e. to Police headquarters, Forensic and Pathological Institutions, Çağlayan Justice Palace and a penitentiary institution. These excursions will include unique ‘on location’ lectures by experts in the field.

The mooting sessions will take place on the final day of the summer school. At the closing ceremony, special certificates will be awarded to the best team as well as to the best individual mooter.


VENUE: The program will be held in Istanbul University Faculty of Law’s historic premises at the heart of Istanbul, Turkey. The Summer School will take full advantage of the unique opportunities offered by this unique venue, embedding the academic program within the excitement and beauty of Istanbul.


TUTORS: The lectures and clinics of the Summer School will be delivered by lecturers from Leiden Law School and Istanbul University Faculty of Law as well as other guest lecturers.


FOR ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATION: At Applicants will be asked to submit a request for an application form and return the form together with a Curriculum Vitae, letter of motivation describing their purpose in attending the Summer School and an academic letter of reference. Criteria for applications are that participants have a good basis in Human Rights Law and command of the English language. Further details regarding the academic program and social activities will be provided upon application.


FEE: The fee for the 2016 Summer School is 200 Euros for students and 300 Euros for non-students. The fee will include the lunches, boat trips, opening and final dinners and social programmes.


Application Form