Comparative constitutional law, Legal studies, Political science

Co-funded by the Open Society University Network and in cooperation with International IDEAFriedrich Ebert Stiftung and the African Network of Constitutional Lawyers



Course date

1 June - 30 June, 2021
The application deadline has expired. Late applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Experiences of past course participants

"Great interactivity, great quality of teachers, mix of teaching methods."

"The opportunity to mix scholarly work with practitioner experience was truly on its own league. Also, allowing for a 2 week course ensured that we not only engaged with the material in a deeper way, but we also ended up making life-long professional and personal networks with both faculty and fellow students. Thank you so much for this opportunity!"

“It is this unique composition of participants that creates an unrivaled opportunity of exchange and understanding, guided by most distinguished faculty members from the African continent, all of them having worked in academia as well as in practice on issues of constitution building in Africa.”

"Most significant for me was innovations in African constitutions in addressing development needs and economic, social and solidarity rights, as well as African constitutional jurisprudence. So often constitution building focuses on more traditional issues regarding structuring the state, restraints on power, and related, but these other lenses are critical to look deeper at reasons for constitutional failure, corruption, conflict, and other challenges facing not Africa but many MENA and Latin American states as well. Highly useful." 

 "The course was very well structured. The diversity of the student cohort was crucial to the success of the    course. Getting to learn from each other's exprience was really enriching. Sometimes, what seems obvious or benign for one participant was actually eye-opening for another. This was really the strength of this course. Moreover, the proximity with the professors created a very nice and warm environement in which, I think, all felt comfortable participating and exchanging. Finally, the use of groupwork, plenary lectures and documentary films was well balanced and enriched both the discussion and the overall learning experience."