The Global Minority Rights Summer School has started



It is the 9th occassion that the Global Minority Rights Summer School is organised. Started on 5th July 2021, the two-week program is attended by 32 students from 24 countries around the world. This year the Ludovika-University of Public Service, the Tom Lantos Institute,  the Human Rights Consortium (School of Advanced Study, University of London) and the Minority Rights Group International takes part in organising this program online due to epidemic situation. On the opening of the Summer University, Annamária Bíró – director of Tom Lantos Institute – highligthed, that in the past few years the Global Minority Rights Summer School adjusts to the UN Minority Forum actual theme, thus, the role of minority rights in conflict prevention and management will be the focus of training this year. Balázs Vizi, associate professor of the International Law Department of the Ludovika-UPS Faculty of Public Governance and International Studies, emphasized that one of the great virtues of the Summer University is that not only will there be scientific lectures, but also experts from international organizations will share their experiences with students. Among the keynote speakers on the two-week program will be, among others, Fernand de Varennes, UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Affairs Brendan O'Leary (University of Pennsylvania), John Packer (University of Ottawa)