Summer School on Human RightsSummer School on Human Rights



25-29 May 2015, Hagaberg, Sweden 

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28

The “Summer School on Human Rights – Theology and Human Rights” focusing on Anti-Discrimination legalisation will take place from 25-29 May 2015 in the premises of Hagaberg folkhögskola, Södertälje, Sweden.  It is organised by the Conference of European Churches, the Church of Sweden and Uniting Church in Sweden.

The Summer School on Human Rights will look more closely at issues of anti-discrimination legislation, racism and xenophobia, minorities and institutions. The summer school offers churches and church-related organisations the opportunity to train their members who are working on human rights issues especially on combating discrimination on all grounds. The school will focus on the legal, political, societal and institutional dimensions of discrimination based on all grounds.

The program will provide an opportunity for people working within the CEC Member Churches to meet and exchange on the state of human rights and anti-discrimination in the present context. The participants will also benefit from interaction with prominent experts.

The main themes of the course are:

  • Human rights and discrimination on all grounds 
  • Social hostility based on discrimination in society 
  • Politicisation and instrumentalisation of discrimination based on different grounds
  • Domestic and international protection of anti-discrimination legalisation like Council of Europe and European Union. 

For more information, please contact Katharina Stolberg

Past Summer Schools: 2014
Day I - Theology, Law and Human Rights

Prof. Marco Ventura, K.U. Leuven, University of Siena
Dr. Merilin Kiviorg (DPhil University of Oxford, Mag. iur. University of Tartu),
Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, University of Tartu

Freedom of Religion and Belief: the Legal Challenge by Prof Dr Marco Ventura, KU Leuven - Belgium

The Legal Challenge to Ensuring Freedom of Religion and Belief in Europe by Dr Merilin Kiviorg, Senior Researcher in Public Law, University of Tartu, Faculty of Law - Estonia

Day II - Theology, Politics and Human Rights


Hidden Aspirations - Legal Analysis of a Document of the Government of Montenegro by Mr Damjan Culafic, Serbian Orthodoc Church - Montenegro

Politisation and Instrumentalisation of Human Rights/Freedom of Religion or Belief by Dr. Pasquale Annicchino, PhD, LL M  Fellow Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies European University Institute

Day III - Religious Freedom: Secular, Sacred, or Pragmatic?