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Human Rights Summer School
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Initiated by the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC) in 2000, the 2016 MEDAC Human Rights Summer School attracted a range of participants from a broad range of sectors and countries in North Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Diplomats, non-governmental organization personnel, students, youth workers and teachers came together to explore, discuss and debate current issues and topics within human rights. . The 2016 summer school focused on the theme of Human Rights and the Mediterranean. Some of the issues and perspectives which the participants and lecturers engaged with were

-          Exploring the history of human rights and human rights values

-          Understanding human rights instruments and frameworks and the historical, social and cultural contexts in which they have emerged with a specific focus on Mediterranean perspectives

-          Discussing current debates and challenges in human rights and identifying the core issues involved

-          Participating in individual and group-work learning           

The summer school continued in its tradition of utilising a mix of both formal and informal training methods with lectures, discussions, art and drama all featuring in the summer school agenda. The participants in the 2016 summer school also reflected the usual diversity with participants coming from Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Germany, Egypt, Ireland, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco and Palestine. In their final evaluation the participants expressed their appreciation for the diversity of the group and learning methods with one participant stating: “this was one of the best groups I ever worked with and the diversity in learning methods was a huge plus.”   
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Applications for the Master of Arts in Diplomatic Studies and Diploma in Diplomatic Studies will open in January 2018. For more information please contact Mr. Simon Bajada -
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