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Global Institute for Human Rights

Summer 2019 Certificate Program

June 10 – 14, 2019 |  Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY

Who Should Apply

The Institute welcomes applications from current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals with an interest in human rights. All students who complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.


The Global Institute for Human Rights offers an immersive, one-week course of study aimed at undergraduate and graduate students passionate about a career in human rights advocacy, or just looking to enhance their awareness on such topics as women’s rights and the basic rights of migrants and refugees. The Institute is unique compared to traditional academic studies of human rights, as the focus of this program is on bringing working human rights advocates from around the world to the table to share their experiences and career paths with the next generation of human rights advocates.

Program Fee


Program fee includes all lectures and course materials, daily breakfast, as well as a luncheon at and travel to/from the United Nations in New York City on June 14.  

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for “Early Notification” is January 18, 2019. (Students who apply by this date, and are accepted, will receive $200 off the program fee.)

The final application deadline is May 3, 2019. 

Contact Us

Questions about the Institute, application process, and admissions can be directed to .  


2018 Program Schedule | Past Lecturers