Human Rights Law Centre

Summer School


Summer School 2019 – Development Aid and Migration


The Human Rights Law Centre Summer School is a unique, expert-led programme aimed at students and:

  • people working in government 
  • human rights defenders 
  • NGOs 
  • international governmental organisation 
  • researchers and academics

The programme provides participants with the intellectual skills and instruments to understand the complex nexus between development aid, migration policy and food security.

Topics addressed will include:

  • The use of development aid as a tool for migration control
  • The outsourcing of migration control to developing countries
  • The focus on security in the context of migration control
  • The parallels between food (in)security and food aid and migration control
  • The nexus between humanitarian and development interventions

Academics and practitioners will share knowledge and insights on the role played by state and non-state actors in the development context and the workings of international and regional law and policy at the interface between hunger and migration.

The Summer School is strongly participatory. The training methods include Q&A and group exercises. The working language for the Summer School is English. All participants will receive an extensive electronic file of resource materials.

The Summer School faculty for 2019 are all highly experienced international experts, with backgrounds in advocacy, research and practice.

The Summer School faculty is led by:

  • Dr Annamaria La Chimia, Associate Professor in Law, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Daria Davitti, Assistant Professor in Law, University of Nottingham and Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Lund

and will feature: 

More to be announced soon.


24-28 June 2019


A full programme will be made available in Spring 2019.

Fees and registration

Please download the application form and email it to us together with an up-to-date CV.

The course fee is:

  • £1,000 standard rate
  • £750 student rate (PGT/PGRs)
  • £500 University of Nottingham student rate (PGT/PGRs)

It includes tuition, lunches and refreshments, course materials.

There is a non-refundable deposit of £100 payable upon registration.

Payments can be made via the online store or bank transfer.

Deadline for registrations and deposits:

9 June 2019

Deadline for balance payments:

17 June 2019



Accommodation is available on campus in residence halls and further details will be announced shortly.

Alternatively, the Orchard Hotel offers accommodation on campus. A list of alternative options close to the University will be made available shortly.

Participants are required to meet their own accommodation and travel costs and arrange visa and other UK entry requirements.


For further information, please contact:

+44 (0)115 846 8506



Human Rights Law Centre

School of Law
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 846 8506