Participants in the eighth IRZ Summer School on German Law
Participants in the eighth IRZ Summer School on German Law

The IRZ has organised its eighth “Summer School on German Law”, which took place this year from 8 to 14 July in Bonn. Once again this year, eleven IRZ partner states were involved: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Russia, Serbia, Tunisia and Ukraine. Kazakhstan and Tunisia were represented for the first time.

As already reported, the Summer School, which was originally devised as an addition to the German-language supplementary study course on the introduction of German law at the Ivan Franko University of Lviv (Western Ukraine), brings together participants from numerous IRZ partner states and every year is in increasing demand. Participants must have a very good level of German.

This year’s Summer School began with lectures on the protection of fundamental rights, which deals with jurisdiction at the German Federal Constitutional Court and at the European Court of Human Rights, as well as with the European Convention on Human Rights. Other lectures were given on the following areas of the law:

  • civil law,
  • company law,
  • insolvency law,
  • arbitration,
  • European civil and commercial law,
  • criminal law and criminal procedural law and
  • law on lawyers.

Methodology was also discussed. As every year, the participants in the Summer School visited hearings at a civil and criminal division of the Regional Court of Bonn. They also attended discussions at the University of Bonn, so that they could find out about study opportunities for foreign students and postgraduates.

The Summer School is aimed mainly at students and new entrants to the legal profession.

Thanks to the large amount of positive feedback it has received, the IRZ plans to continue the good tradition of the IRZ Summer School over the years to come and thereby continue to support law students and graduates in IRZ partner states.