The Academia Aestiva Internationalis is located in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, famous for its natural beauty and decidedly international academic environment. We at the Academia firmly believe that success can only be achieved by team work. This is what our Summer School is all about. Supported by lectures and assistance from top experts in the field we provide a dynamic working environment in which participants reflect on challenges, brainstorm ideas and offer policy prescriptions. Each year we discuss a challenge, besetting the international community, to which good ideas and solutions are hard to find. This year we will focus on variety of issues connected with human rights, that need to be addressed on a global level in order to be effective. The Faculty of Social Sciences, a member of the University of Ljubljana and the home of the Academia will be pleased to host you. Check our programme and decide for yourself if this is the right Summer School for you this year - we sure hope it is!