International Summer School 2017International Summer School 2017



3-14 JULY 2017, ISTANBUL





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

Criminal Law and Criminology Research and Application Centre

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, Criminal Law and Criminology Research and Application Centre, Leiden University and Leiden Law School will be organizing the fifth edition of the joint International Summer School, to be held in Istanbul, between the 3rd and 14th of July 2017


In keeping with tradition of its previous four editions, the 2017 joint ‘Law on the Bosphorus’ Summer School will focus on the transnational aspect of the International Human Rights Law application. More specific theme of the 2017 Summer School will be on the relationship between challenges of human trafficking, and smuggling of migrants and refugees. Related themes will be:

Protection of refugee rights
UN and regional response to refugee crises, migrant smuggling and human trafficking
Protection of victims
Health law and migrants
Comparative criminal law in the arena of human trafficking and migrant smuggling
Country and regional cases from Europe, Africa and Middle East

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. The program also consists of diverse excursions to Criminal Justice and Migration Institutions in Turkey, i.e. to Police Headquarters, Istanbul Justice Palace, and a penitentiary institution. These excursions will include unique ‘on location’ lectures by experts in the field. The student presentation 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 of students as well as to the best individual student presenter.

VENUE: The program will be held at the historic premises of Istanbul University’s Faculty of Law. The Summer School will take full advantage of the unique opportunities offered by this unique venue, combining the academic program with Istanbul’s rich history and architectural heritage.


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. The list of the tutors will include:


– Prof Dr Adem SÖZÜER (Istanbul University)

– Prof Dr Fethi GEDİKLİ (Istanbul University)

– Prof Dr Ibrahim KAYA (Istanbul University)

– Assoc. Prof. Dr Pınar ÖLÇER (Leiden University)

– Ms. Anastasia SAGLAM (International Organization for Migration)

– Prof.Dr. Evangelos VASSILAKAKIS (Aristotle University of Thessalonik)

– Prof.Dr. Vincenzo PACİLLO (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

– Prof. Dr. Aart HENDRIKS (Leiden University)

– Dr. Fokke GERRİTSEN (Leiden University)

– Assoc.Prof.Dr Jorrit RIJPMA (Leiden University)

– Assoc.Prof.Dr. Vangel DOKOVSKI (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University)

– Assist Prof Dr Mehmet MADEN (Istanbul University)

– Assist Prof Dr. Elena CIRKOVIC (Bosphourus University)

– Assist Safiye SAHİN (Humboldt University) 


FOR ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATION: Please submit a request for an application at The completed form should be returned together with a Curriculum Vitae, a letter of motivation describing the applicant’s purpose in attending the Summer school, and an academic letter of reference. Required criteria 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 2017 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.


Extended Deadline For application: 15 May 2017

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