The divided island of Cyprus provides the perfect context to study the role that international law and its institutions play in the settlement of international disputes.
Students will have the opportunity to study how international courts and tribunals, arbitration, and diplomatic means of settlement (mediation, conciliation, good-offices and negotiations) are used to address international disputes.
The 2013 Cyprus Summer Program will be held from July 29 to August 15, 2013.
Students will earn a total of four (4) units in International Dispute Settlement and Conflict Resolution. Classes will take place at the University of Nicosia and the Eastern Mediterranean University, and will include the following courses:
- Selected Issues in International Human Rights Law (2 credits)
- International Dispute Settlement: Diplomatic and Adjudicative Means (2 credits)
The first part of the program takes place Nicosia, the capitol of both the southern and northern republics of Cyprus. Referred to as the “last divided capitol city of the world," the picturesque old town is surrounded by walls built by the Venetians.
The second and separate part of the program begins takes place in Famagusta, a city in the so called "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus." Courses will be taken at the University of Nicosia and Eastern Mediterranean University.
- Perfect match of location and program theme.
- Chance to meet and discuss ongoing peace efforts with all communities and key players.
- Great tourist destination with pristine beaches, plenty of archeological sites, and within easy reach of all major locations in the Eastern Mediterranean.
- Students can participate in visits to local cultural sites and legal institutions such as the U.S. Embassy, UN Peacekeeping Force, Paphos beach and the city of Kyrenia.
- Lectures by local scholars experienced in international dispute settlement and conflict-resolution law.
While Loyola Law School Los Angeles is partnering with academic institutions both in the Republic of Cyprus and the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus," the agreements Loyola Law School has entered into with each of the two institutions are separate and unrelated. Participation in the program by either institution is limited only to the periods agreed upon by each with Loyola Law School, and each collaborates solely and specifically with Loyola Law School. Nothing in this program should be construed as a recognition, implicit or explicit, of, or cooperation, directly or indirectly, between, the two hosting institutions.
The Government of the Republic of Cyprus, through its ambassador to the United States, sent us a letter expressing concern about the impact of our program on the “Cyprus question” and our presence in the so called "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.". We urge all perspective applicants to read it and consider it carefully.
This is our reply to the Ambassador’s letter
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