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UMass Lowell in the Hague, Netherlands: Human Rights & International Law with Professor Gary Uzonyi

Term To Study: Summer 2014
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2014
Program Starts: Jun 08, 2014
Program Ends: Jun 25, 2014
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Link 1: World Ready Scholarship Info
Program Locations: Hague
Contact Name: Office Of Study Abroad & Int'l. Experiences
Contact Email:
What is Included: Housing:
Double or triple occupancy at local Hague hotel (Ibis)
Breakfast each day
Group welcome and farewell dinner
All entry to organized site visits or excursions
Pre-departure orientation and on-site orientation
Emergency Insurance
24-hour on-site support
Suggested local extracurricular activities (separate from program's organized activity)
Airport Transfers in the Netherlands

Excursions/site visits:
Coalition for the International Criminal Court
Peace Palace
International Court of Justice
European Union Judicial Cooperation Unit
International Criminal Court
Women's Initiative for Gender Justice
Hague Process on Refugees and Migration
International Mediation Institute
International Federation for Human Rights
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
Global Human Rights Defense
Estimated Costs: Confirmation Deposit: $500 due February 28th
Airline ticket purchase: due by March 14th
Program fee balance: $3056 due April 7th

Students should plan for personal spending for lunches and dinners daily. The Office of Study Abroad will assist students in planning for the proper budget.

Students will receive airline ticket guidance to ensure proper arrival/departure times once Confirmation Deposit made.

Tuition for 3 credits will be billed to ISIS and due in mid-July.

Students in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences should consider applying for the World Ready Scholarship. Details and how to apply are available in the attached document. (document best viewed using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox).
world ready scholarships.pdf
Program Description

Travel and study with Political Science professor Gary Uzonyi to The Hague, Netherlands.

Located less than an hour south of Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ 780 year old seaside seat of government has played a prominent role in shaping the purpose, design, and importance of human rights law since the end of the Cold War.

In this class, we will examine why states repress their people, form human rights law, and comply with international human rights standards.

While in The Hague, the class will visit the world’s most famous human rights courts, including the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Court of Justice, and the Peace Palace.

Students will have a chance to interact with human rights lawyers and practitioners, learning from those individuals who have played a critical role in punishing infamous war criminals and shaping modern international relations.

Course: 46.384, 3 credits.
Graduate credit available.
This is a summer 2014 course.
Students who have taken this course number will be registered under a different number.

Professor: Gary Uzonyi, Political Science

Quick Facts

Population: 16730632
Capital: Amsterdam
Per-capita GDP: $ 42700
Size: 41543 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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Travel Warning: NO

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University of Massachusetts Lowell Office of Study Abroad & International Experiences