Call for applications: Summer School - “Legal Challenges in International Investments, Indigenous Peoples and Environment Protection» (3IPEP)
26.5.2019 10:00–2.6.2019 19:00
Current evolution of international and national business law demonstrates that ethical issues are and will remain major concerns for international business in the coming years. Protection of environment and vulnerable human groups are becoming the key features of expertise in implementation of multinational companies’ sustainable development policies.
“Legal Challenges in International Investments, Indigenous Peoples and
Environment Protection» (3IPEP) is a two-years project that has been
funded with support from the European Commission within Erasmus+
Program. The project is implemented by a consortium of three partners:
University of Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines/Paris Saclay
(France), University of Lapland (Finland), Riga Graduate School of Law
(Latvia). The purpose of the project is to grasp the strong interactions
between protection of indigenous people, the protection of environment
and the role of multinational companies for the achievement of
sustainable development, focusing on – but not limited to – legal
issues. What are the existing rules of hard and soft law? How are they
implemented? How could they be improved? May contracts between
indigenous peoples and multinational companies be relevant tools for
achieving sustainable development? The project envisages the creation of
research materials and teaching structures on legal issues at the
crossroad of indigenous peoples law, investment law and environment law.
Summer School “Legal Challenges in International Investments, Indigenous Peoples and Environment Protection» (3IPEP)
Riga (Latvia) 26 May – 02 June 2019
The Summer School “Legal Challenges in International Investments,
Indigenous Peoples and Environment Protection» in Riga as a part of the
project provides education program for the students of the partner
universities of the consortium on fundamentals of international business
law, with in-depth considerations for societal needs such as
environment protection, sustainable development and the protection of
The program of the Summer school consists of next courses:
1. “Business and Natural Resources Rights”. The course analyzes how the
protection and promotion of indigenous peoples’ rights directly impact
the design, implementation and effectiveness of international economic
law and of environment law.
2. “Global Environmental Litigation”. The course presents and analyzes
the various forms of international litigation developing in connection
with the protection of environment, against both States and natural or
legal persons. It deals with judicial cooperation as well as relevant
proceedings and applicable substantial rules.
The format prescribes five days of teaching, one day for final presentations and two days for travel.
The working language of the Summer School is English. A sufficient command of this language is necessary to participate.
Upon the completion of the Summer School participants will be given 3 ECTS points.
The target audience: 3rd year Bachelor, 1st and 2nd year Master and
Post-graduate students of the University of Lapland. The number of
participants from the University of Lapland is limited to 16.
Fees: No tuition fees. Travel and accommodation costs are free of charge for selected students.
Selection requirements. Candidates showing strong academic interest and
motivation will be given preference. To apply a candidate must present:
1) A free-form application.
2) Motivation letter.
3) Study certificate.
4) Transcript of records.
All documents shall be submitted in English. During the selection process candidates will be interviewed.
Application deadline: 20 January 2019.
Candidates will be informed on the selection results by e-mail on 15 February 2019.
The application with all enclosures must be sent by email to the following address: email@example.com.
More information: Junior Researcher Olga Pushina, University of Lapland, Faculty of Law firstname.lastname@example.org.