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Summer School

The Doctoral Clinic of International Human Rights Law at the Faculté de droit d'Aix-en-Provence organised practical training courses on international human rights law.

Participants, whether students, doctoral candidates or legal professionals, learned how to develop strategies for defending human rights, interviewing a victim, arguing a case before a judge, negotiating with the authorities or holding a press conference.

The teaching team, made up of professors and recognised experts, assisted each participant in defining his or her professional project, helping them to determine the essential steps and resources needed to achieve their objectives.

Each year, the summer school brought together a group of 45 to 50 participants maximum, with the emphasis on geographical representativeness, excellence and motivation to follow this intensive training course.


Intended audience

The summer school was attended by students, doctoral candidates and legal professionals.

This intensive training programme in the practice of human rights was aimed at postgraduate students, doctoral candidates, legal professionals, lawyers and members of NGOs. It was particularly well suited to both introductory and advanced training in the practice of human rights.


An interactive, demanding and dynamic teaching method.


Organized by the Doctoral Clinic of International Human Rights Law of the Faculty of Law of Aix-en-Provence of the AMU (France), the training is provided by professors, judges, international experts, lawyers and agents of international organizations in the form of lessons, practical workshops, and scenarios. The teaching method is intended to be interactive, dynamic and pluralistic.


​Professional meetings are organized in the form of lunches with the speakers, on the sidelines of the training, intended for the participants to accompany them in the realization of their professional projects, whether it is a doctorate, a research project. NGO, a denunciation campaign, or a research project.

Content / Program

The summer school offered a decidedly practical training.


This training in the practice of human rights, in an international dimension, is based on lessons, workshops, scenarios, and practical cases. Throughout the training, participants learn to master the tools of international human rights law in a concrete way: seize the European Court, inter-American and African human rights bodies; organize a campaign to denounce human rights violations; to plead before an international judge; investigate human rights violations; protect victims in emergency situations; organize a field survey; set up a project to promote or defend human rights.


The teaching method, inspired by clinical teaching methods, is intended to be interactive, critical and pluralistic.

Program 2019

The summer school program on the practice of human rights - 2019 edition brings together speakers from various backgrounds, always in the field of international human rights law: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations, International Criminal Court, European Court of Human Rights, to name but a few.


Prof. Ludovic Hennebel


Professor of Law, holder of the Chair of Excellence in International Human Rights Law and Global Law (A*MIDEX/Aix-Marseille University), permanent researcher at the Fonds de la recherche scientifique (FNRS - Brussels). He is a member of the Perelman Center for Legal Philosophy at the Faculty of Law of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and of AMU's Centre d'études et de recherches internationales et communautaires (CERIC/UMR DICE 7318), and has conducted part of his research as a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and New York University Law School. He directs the Clinique doctorale de droit international des droits de l'homme at the Faculté de droit d'Aix-en-Provence, where he teaches public international law theory, international human rights law and argumentation theory. He is a member of the editorial board of the Revue trimestrielle des droits de l'homme and a member of the Collège des alumni de l'Académie Royale de Belgique.

Prof. Hélène Tigroudja

Professor of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Aix-en-Provence (Aix-Marseille Université) and co-director of the Master II in Public International Law. She is a member of AMU's Centre d'études et de recherches internationales et communautaires (CERIC/UMR DICE 7318) and an associate member of the Centre Perelman de Philosophie du droit at the Université Libre de Bruxelles Faculty of Law. At the Faculty of Law in Aix-en-Provence, she teaches the general course in public international law, as well as international liability law and international human rights law. In 2014, she directed the Center for International Studies and Research at The Hague Academy of International Law. She is a member of the editorial board of the Revue trimestrielle des droits de l'homme.

In June 2018, Hélène Tigroudja was elected a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

Professor at Aix-Marseille University and member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Prof. Roland Adjovi (Editions 2017, 2018, 2019)

Roland Adjovi joined Arcadia University in September 2009 as the Resident Director for the Center in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania (East Africa). He earned his Maîtrise in Public Law from the University of Villetaneuse, his Maîtrise in Political Science from the University of Nanterre, his Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies in African Studies from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and his Diplôme de Troisième Cycle in human rights from the University of Nantes, all in France.  Africa is the focus of Adjovi's research, with an international law and conflict resolution perspective that combines his knowledge in political science and legal studies.   Before joining Arcadia University, Adjovi taught in Côte d'Ivoire and France mainly and lectured in other countries as well. He also worked as a jurist, assisting the judges in their mandate at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and assisting victims in cases before the International Criminal Court. He continues to work at the United Nations as an expert sitting on the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (2014-2020). Adjovi has also been the lead counsel for Rev. Mtikila before the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, successfully litigating the issue of independent candidates in elections in Tanzania. He has recently represented the administration of the International Court of Justice in a labor dispute before the United Nations Appeals Tribunal. Adjovi also sits on editorial committees for the legal publications African Yearbook of International Law of the African Foundation for International Law and the International Legal Materials of the American Society of International Law.

Arcadia University / Expert aux Nations Unies, membre du Groupe sur les détentions arbitraires

Prof. Mindy Roseman (Editions 2017, 2018, 2019)

Mindy Jane Roseman is the Director of International Programs and Director of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights at Yale Law School.  Prior to joining Yale Law, Roseman was the Academic Director of the Human Rights Program and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School from 2005-2016 where she taught courses on gender and human rights, as well as reproductive health and justice. Roseman was also an instructor in the Department of Population and International Health at Harvard School of Public Health. Before joining Harvard, Roseman was a staff attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York, in charge of its East and Central European program.

As both a researcher and advocate, Roseman specializes in international health and human rights, particularly as they relate to gender, sexuality, and reproduction. She has fostered the development of health and human rights norms, as well as their implementation, at the international and national level.

Roseman received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and served as an Articles Editor on its Law Review. She also received a Ph.D. from Columbia University, in Modern European History with a focus on reproductive health. After graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge John F. Grady, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court,  Northern District, IL.

Yale Law School

François Croquette (Editions 2019)

François Croquette is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris and the LSE. He joined the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1988, and began his career in Kinshasa, before moving to the Africa Department to follow the process of dismantling apartheid. He was part of the European mission to observe the first free elections in South Africa in 1994. He was Head of Section for the Horn of Africa at the Foreign Office as part of a diplomatic exchange program (2002-2003).

He took part in the reform of French development policy, as chief of staff to the Minister Delegate for Cooperation (2000-2002) and then as chief of staff to the Minister Delegate for Development (2013-2014).

François Croquette has also been an advisor at the French Embassy in Moscow (where he followed the Caucasus and Chechnya between 1996 and 1999) and in London (2003-2006).

An expert on Canada, he was deputy director for North America at MAEDI (2010-2011) before joining the Senate as diplomatic advisor to the President (2011-2013).

He also held positions in cultural cooperation, as cultural attaché in Montreal (2006-2010) and as cultural advisor and director of the French Institute in London (2014-2017).

Ambassador for Human Rights in charge of the international dimension of the Holocaust, spoliations and the duty to remember.

Delphine Leneutre (Editions 2017, 2018 et 2019)

Delphine Leneutre has been a legal officer at the Representation of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to the European Institutions in Strasbourg since February 2015. She has been working in the field of human rights and refugee law for over 10 years. Between 2009 and 2015, she was in charge of studies and then programs at the Institut international des droits de l'homme-Fondation René Cassin, and for 5 years coordinated a summer course on refugee law. Prior to this, she worked as a legal officer in the Council of Europe's Division of Intergovernmental Cooperation on Human Rights and in various NGOs and associations. In this capacity, she has taken part in several missions to West and Central Africa, Eastern Europe, the Arab world, Haiti and Costa Rica. Since 2008, she has taken part in numerous conferences and teaching sessions in France and abroad.  Delphine Leneutre has been and is a guest lecturer at various universities (Strasbourg, Aix-Marseille, Caen, Beirut). She is associated with the ARRECO research project on the reception and relocation of refugees in Europe, sponsored by the Universities of Nantes and Angers. Delphine Leneutre holds a Master's degree in International Public Law and a DESS in International Relations from the University of Strasbourg. She speaks French, German, English and Spanish.  She will be in charge of the current affairs conference on international migration.

Florence Merloz (Editions 2017, 2018 et 2019)

Florence Merloz, a magistrate by training, is currently Chair of the Council of Europe's Drafting Group on the place of the European Convention on Human Rights in the European and international legal order (DH-SYSC-II) and Deputy Director of Human Rights at the Legal Affairs Directorate of France's Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. Within the framework of her mandate, she is particularly interested in three themes: the challenge of interaction between the European Convention on Human Rights and other branches of international law, including customary international law; the challenge of interaction between the Convention and other international human rights instruments to which the member states of the Council of Europe are party; and the challenge of interaction between the Convention and the legal order of the European Union and other regional organizations.

Magistrate, Deputy Director of Human Rights at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Julie Dubé-Gagnon (Editions 2018 et 2019)

Julie Dubé-Gagnon has been a human rights and gender specialist at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights since 2015. As an investigator of serious human rights violations for the United Nations, Julie Dubé-Gagnon works for the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar. She has also worked for the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory (civilian demonstrations in Gaza), and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Prior to her work at the United Nations, she worked as legal coordinator for the Norwegian Refugee Council, responsible for providing legal aid to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, and for Avocats sans frontières Canada as head of mission in Guatemala. She holds an LL.M in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame Law School, after which she was a lecturer at the Université du Québec à Montréal for a year (2011-2012). She also holds an LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a B.A. in Political Science and International Development Studies from McGill University.

Human rights specialist and gender advisor/investigator on sexual and gender-based violence at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Magali Lafourcade (Edition 2019)

A graduate of a leading business school (ESCP Europe) and Sciences Po, with a doctorate in comparative law, Magali Lafourcade is a magistrate committed to human rights. A former examining magistrate, Magali Lafourcade was Deputy Secretary General of the Commission nationale consultative des droits de l'homme (CNCDH) between 2013 and 2016. Today she holds the position of Secretary General of the CNCDH.  Magali Lafourcade is also a senior expert for the European Agency for Fundamental Rights. Since 2009, she has been a lecturer at Sciences Po. She also runs the "Racism in France" continuing education course for magistrates at the École nationale de la magistrature, and the "Protection of human rights" specialized international public administration cycle at the École nationale d'administration. An elected member of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI), she chairs the Sub-Committee on Accreditation of National Human Rights Institutions, a body operating under the auspices of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Secretary General of the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights.

Noémie Crottaz (Edition 2019)

Noémie Crottaz is an expert in international human rights law with solid practical experience, currently working as a human rights officer for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Ukraine. She has been an employee of the Office for the past 5 years, working mainly in the Geneva office. She also took part in the OHCHR mission to Burundi as an associate expert, from 2015 to 2017. Before joining the UN human rights missions, she was in charge of human rights and coordinator of the legal department of the Alkarama Foundation, which specializes in promoting the rule of law, human rights and good governance in the Arab world, always in close partnership with the UN. She holds an Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the same university, as well as several professional training courses in peacebuilding.

Human Rights Officer, OHCHR

Julien Martin (Edition 2019)

Julien Martin has been a member of the Strasbourg Bar since 2009, and is Of Counsel to Richard Sedillot. He specializes in civil, criminal and immigration law, with a particular focus on the European Convention on Human Rights. In 2016, he was successfully admitted to the national competition for legal assistants at the European Court of Human Rights. In 2016, he was awarded the Prix de l'Ordre des Avocats du Barreau de Strasbourg for his commitment to defending and promoting human rights. In addition, since 2015, he has been involved in missions to defend, raise awareness of and provide training in Human Rights as Vice President of the "Avocats Sans Frontières Suisse" association. He is a laureate of the Palestine (2014), Caen Memorial (2015) and Mauritania (2017) international human rights pleading competitions.

Member of the Strasbourg Bar.

Céline Bullman (Editions 2018 et 2019)

Céline Bullman is a gender expert and Sexual and Gender-based Violence investigator with UN Women. She has also worked for MINUSCA (Central African Republic), where she held the positions of Special Assistant (Office of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General), Protection of Civilians Officer and Human Rights Officer (2016-2017). She has worked for MONUSCO (DRC) as Human Rights Officer (2013-2015) and Senior Civilian Observer (2010-2011), OCHA (Jerusalem) as Humanitarian Affairs Associate (2013), EUSEC as Human rights and gender advisor, and MONUC as Human Rights Officer.

Human rights and gender specialist at UN Women.

Eléonore Coeuret (Editions 2018 et 2019)

Éléonore Coeuret is Case Manager at the International Criminal Court (2017-present). Prior to this, she worked pro bono as part of Bosco Ntaganda's defense team, while also being an intern at the International Bar Association (2017). These roles followed her time as a consultant at the Institute for International Criminal Investigations, as a proxy at Civitas Maxima (2016-2017) and as an intern at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (2016).

Case Manager at the International Criminal Court.

Prof. Rick Wilson (Editions 2016, 2017 et 2018)

Richard J. Wilson is Professor of Law and founding director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at American University’s Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C, where he has taught since 1989. Professor Wilson was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Panama from 1966-1968, and a 1972 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. He began his legal career as a public defender in Illinois, and was director of the Defender Division at the National Legal Aid and Defender Association in Washington from 1980-85. He taught at CUNY Law School in New York City from 1985-1989.

Professor Wilson has taught in the law school’s summer Human Rights Academy and in the Oxford International Human Rights Law Program. He was the director of the law school’s summer study program in Chile in 1995 and 1996, and director of the law school’s clinics from 1999-2003. He has been a Visiting Lecturer in law at Daito Bunka University in Tokyo, Japan, and at the Catholic University in Lima, Peru. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Republic of Colombia in 1987, and served as Legal Advisor to the Consulate of the Republic of Colombia in Washington during 1998.

He has lived or consulted in several Latin American countries and has lectured or consulted in the United States, Eastern and Western Europe, and Asia. Professor Wilson has presented three cases at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica and authored the friend-of-court briefs for the European Union in the United States Supreme Court successfully arguing that international law prohibits capital punishment for juveniles and for persons with mental retardation. Prof. Wilson serves as President of the Board of Directors of the World Organization for Human Rights, U.S.A., and on the Board of Ensaaf, a human rights NGO with focus on impunity in India, particularly in Punjab.

He is a co-editor of textbooks on international human rights law and practice; defense in international criminal law; and international criminal law and procedure. His scholarly interests include the globalization of public interest law, the death penalty and international law, the role of the defense in international war crimes trials, and clinical legal education in developing or transitional countries.

American University College of Law

Judge Ineta Ziemele (Edition 2017)

Ineta Ziemele is a Judge at the Constitutional Court of Latvia and Professor at the Riga Graduate School of Law. She was a Judge at the European Court of Human Rights from 2005 to 2014, where she was also President of a Chamber from 2012. Ineta Ziemele has been a member of the Commission of Strategic Analysis under the auspices of the President of the State of Latvia and the Committee of Experts on Constitutional Law established by the President. She has been a member of the European Commission E-health expert group and of a group of experts on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Ineta Ziemele founded the Baltic Yearbook of International Law in 2001 and continues to serve as its Editor-in-Chief. Judge Ziemele is also currently a Member of the Board of the European Society of International Law. She has published extensively in the areas of international and constitutional law, and human rights.

President of the Constitutional Court

Philippe Tremblay (Editions 2016 et 2017)

Philippe Tremblay has been working as Senior Legal Counsel at Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) since November 2014. He previously served as Program Officer for Colombia (2009-2012) and Director of Legal Affairs (2012 to 2014) with the same organization, before taking up the position of Director of Programs at the International Bureau for Children's Rights from May 2014 to November 2015.

Prior to joining CBSA, Mr. Tremblay worked in Geneva for more than four years for the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), first as coordinator of the international campaign in support of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture, and then as APT program manager for the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Tremblay obtained his bachelor's degree from the Université de Montréal Faculty of Law in 1994, and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1996. In June 1997, after 18 months with the Quebec Court of Appeal as a research lawyer, he left on a mission to Rwanda for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). On his return to Quebec, he began a master's degree in international law at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), which he completed in 2000 with a thesis on the international protection of internally displaced persons. Philippe Tremblay subsequently pursued his commitment to the rights of the most vulnerable, first by joining International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegations in Colombia and Afghanistan, and then as a research officer for Rights & Democracy.

Philippe is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

Lawyers Without Borders.

Juge Daniel Fransen (Edition 2017)

A defense lawyer at the Brussels Bar from 1989 to 1993, then a jurist in the civil service at the Société Régionale du Port de Bruxelles (from 1994 to 1995), Judge Fransen joined the judiciary as an examining magistrate at the Brussels Court of First Instance, where he sat for over ten years. He dealt with serious organized, economic and financial crimes, before specializing in international humanitarian law and terrorism. Prior to his appointment as Pre-Trial Judge at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Judge Fransen was dean of investigating judges specializing in terrorism in Belgium (from 2006 to 2009).

Pre-Trial Judge at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Alice Leroy (Edition 2017)

Alice Leroy holds a Masters of Science in Development Studies from the London School of Economic and Political Science; Sciences Po Paris, a Diplôme d'Études Supérieures Specialisées (DESS) in International Administration from Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and a Maîtrise "Carrières Judiciaires" from Paris V René Descartes. She assisted the trial judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda as legal advisor from 1999 to 2010, and the chambers of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon since 2010.

Legal Counsel at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

Prof. Julia Grignon (Edition 2017)

Julia Grignon is a professor in the Faculty of Law at Université Laval, where she teaches international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international refugee law. She is one of the co-directors of the Clinique de droit international pénal et humanitaire, and one of the co-directors of the Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur l'Afrique et le Moyen Orient, which she helped create. Before joining Université Laval, Julia Grignon was Deputy International Secretary of the International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (Paris, France) and a research and teaching assistant at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva (Switzerland). She holds degrees from the Universities of Geneva (Ph.D), Montreal (Maîtrise) and Rouen (Licence).

Professor at the Faculty of Law, Université de Laval.

Louis Lafrance (Edition 2017)

Louis Lafrance holds master's degrees in psychology and international law, as well as a graduate diploma in international management. He has worked in several countries in conflict, notably in Africa and Central America, first as a journalist and then, on behalf of the United Nations, as Human Rights Officer and News Director for UN radio stations in peacekeeping missions. He has published several articles on human rights in various media and is the author of Droit humanitaire et guerres déstructurées, l'exemple africain, published by Liber in 2006.  He currently teaches in the Humanities program at a Canadian college.

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