CPG Academy on

Human Rights

December 2nd » 10th, 2021

10.00 – 7.00 pm. (BKK)

Application Deadline:








About the Academy


This one-week intensive course is designed to give an in-depth understanding and critical assessment of human rights laws, institutions, advocacy, and scholarship. Participants will learn about key international and regional human rights laws and the enforcement of human rights by courts, quasi-judicial bodies, the UN and other inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental actors.

Contributions by internationally recognized scholars and practitioners provide a bridge between the theoretical and the practical dimensions, with an emphasis upon various aspects of field practice.

The academy divides into distinct modules, each of which explores different aspects of the field to provide new insights and to advance our understanding of Human Rights, development and global history. Topics covered include


  • the History and Theory of Human Rights;
  • Institutions and Mechanisms of Human Rights Protection;
  • Business, Development & Environmental Rights and Justice;
  • Human Rights & Geopolitics;
  • Human Rights Lawyering; and
  • Human Rights in the Digital Age.

The Academy in 2021


Thursday, December 02 through Friday, December 10, 2021

The CPG Academy on Human Rights will be held virtually in 2021. We will be delivering our course in an online live, interactive format, split over two weeks.

Teaching Team

Prof. John Tobin

Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia

DrClaire Methven O’Brien

University of Dundee, United Kingdom

ProfPhilippe Cullet

School of Law, SOAS-University of London, United Kingdom

Dr. Jayson Lamchek
Faculty of Law and Justice, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia

ProfFiona de Londras

Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Assoc. Prof. Adam Bodnar
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland

ProfPatricia Goedde

Faculty of Law, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea

Samantha Chong Yin Xin

Samantha Chong & Co, Malaysia


ProfColin Samson

Department of Sociology, University of Essex, United Kingdom

Mark Daly
Daly & Associates, Hong Kong
Jacqueline Ann de Guia
Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Philippines

Salim Bashir

Malaysian Bar Council

Thomas Mueller
ECPAT International

Henning Glaser

CPG Director


Eligible for application is everyone who is committed to actively participating and brings the necessary proficiency in English, in addition to a genuine interest or professional background.

We will conduct sessions via the video conferencing software Zoom. Thus, participants will need access to a laptop/computer and have a reliable internet connection. In addition, many of our sessions will be able to offer recordings that will be available to those enrolled.

The academy will be delivered in English.

For best learning success, participants should have the background knowledge necessary to follow a course by reading through the provided ‘Joining Notes’ and reading lists (see ‘Further course information’ further below).

Anyone who is uncertain about whether the academy is suitable for their needs or their background should contact the organizer for advice: events@cpg-online.de.



Before you submit your application:


  • make sure you have all the required supporting documents listed; and

  • ensure you are familiar with the terms and conditions of enrolment on the academy, especially those relating to payment of fees and cancellations (see ‘Payment’ & ‘Withdrawal).

In order to maintain high teaching standards and ensure genuine engagement and interaction, the academy has a maximum of 14 spaces.

To apply, please complete the application form. The completed form must be accompanied by:


  • a copy of your current curriculum vitae (CV)/resumé;
  • a portrait photo (jpeg);
  • a brief statement of approximately 250 words outlining your reasons for wishing to attend the academy and what you believe your contribution will be; and
  • an informal request for a scholarship, if applicable.


Completed applications and all administrative inquiries should be sent via email to events@cpg-online.de.

Application deadline


Applications for the academy close on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

Applications which are incomplete at the respective deadline will not be considered.

You may email events@cpg-online.de to enquire about late applications unless this website states that the academy is already full or is not accepting late applications.

Notification of the outcome of your application


Once your application has been considered, we will email you to inform you of the outcome within seven days after the closing date, provided your application was complete at the time of submission.

If you are offered a place on an academy, we will also send you an invoice for the fees by email, and ask you to pay the fees within seven days of the invoice date (see ‘Invoicing and payment of fee further below).

Further course information


Once you have paid your fees, you will be sent confirmation of your enrolment on the academy, together with a link to the ‘Joining Notes’ for the academy. These provide detailed information about the respective program as well as how to prepare for the course. Please read the notes very carefully.

For any supplementary information please contact events@cpg-online.de.



Program fees

Academy fees are EUR 150, which covers access to online materials, videos and content, access to live classes, break-out sessions and the academy’s extra-curricular events.

A small number of scholarships covering up to 100 percent of the program fees is available. To ensure that the scholarship can be awarded, applicants should ensure that they provide the corresponding document in their application.


Invoicing and payment of fee

Successful applicants who accept their offer of a place on the academy will be sent an invoice by email together with full instructions for payment. Fees may be paid by bank transfer. Payment will be due within seven days of their invoice date.

Please note that:


  • a student’s place on the academy is not confirmed until their fees have been paid in full;
  • places will not be held for students whose fees are not paid in full by the due date; and
  • in no circumstances will students be admitted to the academy unless all fees have been paid in full.



Cancellation Period

A contract between CPG and an applicant comes into being when an applicant accepts an offer of a place on the academy.

Applicants have the right to terminate this contract and withdraw from the academy within seven (7) calendar days from the date on which they accepted the offer of a place.

You must notify us by writing to events@cpg-online.de. We will issue a refund for program fees which you have paid to us within ninety (90) calendar days of such cancellation.

Please be aware that if you cancel your place at any time after the expiry of the 7-day period you will not be entitled to a refund of the price paid for an academy.

Any changes in course offerings or other significant aspects of an academy will be communicated promptly to all persons who have paid their fees.

In the unlikely event of under-enrollment or due to a security risk or other major unexpected circumstances, an academy may be canceled. If cancellation occurs, applicants will be notified immediately by e-mail and will receive a full refund.


Refund Policy

We operate the following policy on refunds after the Cancellation Period:

In order to withdraw from the academy, students must inform CPG in writing to events@cpg-online.de and receive written acknowledgement of their withdrawal.

Program fees will then be refunded in accordance with the terms set out below.

*The Commencement Date refers to the date on which we begin teaching for the academy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the academy accredited?

A: No, completion of the academy will not earn an academic accreditation.

Q: Will I be able to access my online course material after I complete the academy?

A: We strongly advise that all students download and save, or print any materials during the academy that they would like to keep. Access to the Google Drive folder will be withdrawn shortly after the academy is over.

Q: Is the academy assessed?

A: No. Successful completion of the academy is gauged by active participation in the academy’s activities.

Q: Will I be able to access online recordings after I complete the academy?

A: Participants should not expect to be able to access course content once the academy has concluded.

Q: What preparation will I need to do?

A: Participants will be given access to the academy’s Google Drive folder one week before their course commences. Here, participants will be able to access a range of readings and lectures for the respective academy’s core and optional modules.

Participants will be advised what to complete and when to ensure that they are properly prepared for, and able to fully participate in, the academy’s activities and live seminars.


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