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Summer Course on Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the EU

, 18 June 2018 – 21 June 2018

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This four-day course will provide a thorough introduction to human rights law and the rule of law in the European Union.

Key topics

  • Protection of human rights in Europe
  • The rule of law in the EU: Article 7 TEU procedure, conditionality of regional aid/structural funds
  • Better law-making
  • Transparency of the legislative process in the EU
  • Right to information in the EU
  • Independence and authority of the judiciary in Europe
  • Access to a court and fair trial guarantees in European law
  • External dimension of human rights in the EU: EU external actions, restrictive measures

You will learn…

  • what is the relationship between national catalogues of human rights, the ECHR and the Charter of the EU
  • in which cases can the procedure of Article 7 TEU be triggered
  • how to access documents in the EU
  • under which circumstances a reform of the judicial system can threaten the independence of the judiciary
  • when the right of access to a court is violated
  • how to find a balance between fundamental rights and restrictive measures
The programme consists of presentations, workshops and case studies.

Visit to the CJEU in Luxembourg

Visit to the CJEU in Luxembourg Participants in this summer course will also have the opportunity to visit the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg.

Social programme

After a day's intensive training, enjoy our varied social programme: the course dinner with fellow participants, winetasting in the Mosel vineyards, a tour of the historic city of Trier.

Who should attend?

Legal practitioners seeking an introduction to human rights law and the rule of law in the European Union.
Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Discount Voucher Code (see details below)
before 18 May 2018
after 18 May 2018
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discount
10 % before 18.05.2018
20 % before 18.04.2018

Discounts available
25 % - For young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions

25 % - Discount Voucher Code
If you have a discount voucher code, please click on the option above and enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.

40 % - Staff of European Union institutions and agencies;
Staff of ERA’s patrons (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany and the German states, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, City of Trier)

40% - For Fellows of the European Law Institute

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Overnight accommodation in Trier

There are special rates for ERA participants at three excellent hotels in Trier.






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