Sponsored by the Open Society Foundations, this course aims to situate drug policies globally within a framework of fundamental human rights, and to assess the extent to which country and international drug policies fail to meet human rights standards. Discussion will focus partly on the identification and understanding of human rights including those that have their basis in international agreements and laws, and in part on evaluation and assessment of the gap between rights and practice in the implementation of drug policies in many countries and regions. The focus of the course will be global and participants will be drawn from all regions internationally.
Applications are invited from high-achieving MA and PhD students, junior faculty, research staff in universities and other institutions and professionals. (Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered.) No prior knowledge of human rights and drug policy is required of participants.
A key objective of the course is to emphasize the interdisciplinarity both of learning and of problem-solving. It is thus an important objective that nonstandard disciplines be represented, and that new skills and capacities are applied to this area of public policy.
Course Dates: July 16-27, 2012
Location: Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Application Deadline: February 15, 2012
More Information: For further information, visit the course website.