Ameena Singh

Antonio Augusto Cancado Trindade

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21th Intensive Training on Refugee Law

The 21th intensive training on refugee law will take place from 18th to 19th of June 2018

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Training in Dakar 2018

The 9th Training session in Dakar will take place from 10 to 21september 2018. Deadline for registration : 15 July

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Training session in Tbilisi

The 2nd training session in Tbilisi will take place from 11 to 15 June 2018. Registrations are open (May 27)

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Sesión de Buenos Aires 2018

La sesión está prevista para los días 18 a 29 de junio 2018. Las inscripciones están abiertas

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49th Summer School

Human Rights Defenders

From 2nd to 20th of July 2018

The 49th Summer School in international human rights law will take place from 2nd to 20th of July 2018.

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Annual Symposium - Human Rights and Sea

Our annual symposium will take place from 24 to 25 May 2018

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Publication 2018

M. SOGNIGBÉ SANGBANA, La sanction internationale de la violation des droits de l'homme, Pedone, 2018

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Calendar of our training sessions

Find the calendar 2018 of our training sessions

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Training in Tunis 2018

This training session will take place from 30rd of April to 5th of May 2018.

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René Cassin pleading competition

The 33rd Edition of the René Cassin Pleading Competition took place from 4 to 6 April 2018

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Summer Academy of European Public Law in Greece

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“« There will be no peace on this planet as long as human rights are being violated, regardless of where in the world it is happening.”

René Cassin / Universal Declaration of Human Rights


The René Cassin Foundation aims at promoting human rights by training and research.

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The René Cassin Foundation organises training sessions in France and abroad throughout the year.

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The Foundation organises scientific events on human rights and supports numerous academic events throughout the year.

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Human Rights Clinic

Two years legal training for law students which combines theory and practical approaches.

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Pleading Competition

The oldest pleading competition on european human rights law takes place in Strasbourg.

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Zoe Harper, Barrister UK, Diploma of the Foundation in 2017

I participated in the René Cassin Foundation’s 48th Annual Study Session in Strasbourg, held this year on the theme of health and international human rights law, as a way of supporting my continuing professional development and human rights practice. I greatly valued the quality of training provided on the international and comparative law of human rights, enabling new ideas and strategies to be informed by approaches taken under different regional human rights systems.  Further specialist courses addressing the right to health and a variety of topics including the rights of persons with disabilities, sexual and reproductive rights, end of life care and the challenges of litigating social, economic and cultural rights, provided a thought-provoking and engaging programme. The urgency of the issues under discussion was underlined by the public conference given by Dr Raphaël Pitti on his work providing emergency medical care in Syria.  His devastating acc
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Xavier Aurey, Doctor in law, Lecturer at the University of Caen Normandie

On July 2017, I had the honour to give a course of 4 hours on the protection under Conventions of the person and human body during the 48th annual study session of the René Cassin Foundation which focused on “Health and International Human Rights Law”.  The audience was mostly composed of academics, judges, lawyers and students and my presentation was based on three main areas: 1. Protecting the body and thus the person (objective protection), 2. A subjective protection of the person in its body: the evolution of consent, 3. The body and the person faced to the human being: protecting the person against himself or herself? Far from the usual student audience, participants have invested this course by their questions and their comments. These exchanges were most interesting and have led us to discuss about various situations such as the work of a lawyer in Colombia, a judge in Senegal or a human rights defender in Morocco. Beyond the quality of each speaker in
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