On Monday 1 August 2016, Leiden University’s first ever Summer School on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in International Law is starting. No less than 29 people from 21 countries from 6 continents have enrolled for this unique course offered by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. Participants will be taught by specialists from 10 countries, covering various fields and topics of international law relevant to the position of LGBTI’s worldwide.
This one week course starts in The Hague and will continue in Amsterdam, where participants will take advantage of some of the activities organised in the context of Amsterdam Pride / Europride, including a public event on Wednesday evening 3 August. This event, to which you are all invited, is called “Prides Out There”.
It’s an evening with interviews, lectures, music and sharing of experiences. What is the meaning of pride and pride parades worldwide? What kind of impact does it have on individual people? Does it work to increase rights of LGBTI’s? The Amsterdam Euro Pride is a big and inclusive event. But in many other countries prides are forbidden by authorities, or people have to fear physical violence and have to be protected by the police.
Boris Dittrich (Advocacy Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program at Human Rights Watch) will host this evening with Irene Hemelaar (Director LGBTI-emancipation, Amsterdam Gay Pride), Dr. Judith Schuyf (Author and researcher), Dr. Kai Jonas (Social Psychology, University of Amsterdam), Dr. Kees van Baar (Human Rights Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands) and Prof. Kees Waaldijk (Comparative Sexual Orientation Law, Leiden University). Besides those speakers, LGBTI-activists from many different countries, including Turkey, Ukraine and Suriname will share their experiences and ideas.
Come and join this international evening (in English).
Wednesday 3 August 2016
Old Lutheran Church
Singel 411 / Corner Spui
19.30 hours – doors open
20.00 hours – program
21.30 hours – drinks