Russian-Armenian University Hosted First Summer School on Public International Law
On June 30 - July 9, Russian-Armenian University hosted a Summer School for Future Lawyers on Public International Law and a two-day training on International Human Rights Law. It was organized by the concerted efforts of the OSCE office in Yerevan, the International Committee of Red Cross in Armenia, the UNHCR Armenian office and Mission Armenia charitable NGO.
According to Ms. Larisa Alaverdyan, head of the Institute of Law and Politics at RAU, this initiative has been an effective platform to share experience and exchange opinions on the current issues in Law and Human Rights. Among the objectives of the summer school were raising international law and human rights awareness as well as increasing expertise among students. Lectures and master classes were delivered by leading legal experts Ara Khzmalyan, Levon Gevorgyan and Lilit Yeremyan.
“Taking into consideration the geopolitical situation in the region, I am confident that this summer school will advance the professional and personal development of young lawyers”, Ms. Alaverdyan further commented.
RAU rector, Mr. A. Darbinyan, recognized the importance of bringing together students of different Armenian universities and underlined that a strong society guarantees a strong state. To strengthen the role of our society, he advised students to use the knowledge acquired during the Summer School.
The UNHCR representative in Armenia, Mr. Christoph Bierwirth, in his turn pointed out that Armenian specialists need to be knowledgeable about the international law, since “the domestic legal system does not exist on its own, but works in the context and on the basis of the international law”.
At the end of the Summer School, participants were presented with certificates.