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Welcome to the Winter University Giessen

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Important Information for Online Winter University 2023

2 January - 13 January 2023

Our new application form you can find under "Application".
If you have any questions concerning the online version, do not hesitate to write a mail to:

Still remember: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all information on our website is subject to change. We will always post the latest updates on our website.


The Faculty of Law at Justus Liebig University Giessen are looking forward to host students from all over the world for the 2nd International Online Winter University in International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law. The International Winter University  offers an in-depth approach to current challenges faced in International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law.


Each year the Winter University offers you a foundation in International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law before discussing the major debates and challenges that are currently found in these fields of law. This will primarily focus on those issues that are present in both fields of law and consider how similar issues are approached differently. Allowing you to appreciate the differences between International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and how both these fields of law, in different manners, seek to protect individuals. The program combines high-quality teaching by excellent lecturers and practitioners from all over the world.

This year the International Winter University takes place 2 January until 13 January 2022 and will focus on gender-issues. Subjects that will be discussed in this context include: reproductive rights, gender-based violence, gender in international criminal law and more.



More information can be found in the Module Description






Non-US participants will be awarded ECTS credits. The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System [ECTS] is a student-centered system based on the workload required to achieve the objectives of a course. The organization's aim is to facilitate student mobility and therefore simplifies the process of credit transfer. The system is based on the assumption that 60 credits equals the workload of a full-time student during one academic year. The student workload of a full-time study program in Europe approximately amounts to 40 weeks per year and in this case one credit stands for 24 to 30 working hours. For more information on ECTS please visit the homepage of the European Union.

Please note: ECTS credits will only be awarded upon passed examinations.