Learn More About Human Rights in Venice This Summer

Learn More About Human Rights in Venice This Summer

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The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is offering two great ways for you to learn more about human rights in Summer 2012: (1) The Venice School of Human Rights; and (2) The Venice Academy of Human Rights.

1. Venice School of Human Rights

The 3rd edition of Venice School of Human Rights will take place from 28 June till 7 July 2012.

The goal of the Venice School is to allow its participants to be updated on the state of the art debate on human rights issues and to stimulate a reflection on the actual challenges faced by human rights actors worldwide.

After a first session common to all participants dedicated to a general introduction on international systems of protection of human rights and related mechanisms, the programme will develop into the following three thematic clusters:


  • Business and Human Rights
  • Development and Human Rights
  • Transitional Justice and Fight against Impunity

Online registration is open until 30 April 2012 at http://www.eiuc.org/veniceschool/


Faculty Of The Venice School Of Human Rights 2012human rights school venice

  • Florence Benoît-Rohmer: EIUC Secretary General and Professor at University of Strasbourg
  • Eric David: Professor at Free University of Brussels
  • Martyn Day: Lawyer at Leigh Day Co.
  • Jan Eijsbout: Professor at Maastricht University
  • Christopher Gosnell: Lawyer before ICTY/ICTR/SCSL
  • Menno Kamminga: Professor at Maastricht University
  • Zdzislaw Kedzia: Professor at Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan
  • Stephen Marks: Professor at Harvard School of Public Health
  • Maria-Daniella Marouda: Lecturer at Panteion University Athens
  • Stelios Perrakis: Professor at Panteion University Athens
  • Jennifer Zerk: lawyer at Jennifer Zerk Consulting

Key Facts

  • Teaching language: English.
  • Lecturers: Internationally recognized experts in the field of human rights belonging to EIUC's partner universities and other organizations that support EIUC projects and endeavors.
  • Participants: Postgraduate students from all academic backgrounds, graduates from all regional masters in human rights and democratization, E.MA alumni, human rights practitioners.
  • Type of courses: Lecturers in the plenum and smaller seminars.
  • Fees: 860,00 € which includes tuition fee, accommodation in a shared double room, lunches on class days and all related reading material.
  • Venue: Monastery of San Nicolo, Venice Lido

At the end of the program, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice School of Human Rights.

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2. Venice Academy of Human Rights

The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 9-18 July 2012. The theme of this year's Academy is "The Limits of Human Rights" (http://www.eiuc.org/veniceacademy/).

Online registration is open until 1 May 2012.

Faculty of the Venice Academy 2012

  • Professor Philip Alston, NYU
  • Professor Seyla Benhabib, Yale
  • Professor Martti Koskenniemi, Helsinki
  • Professor Friedrich Kratochwil, CEU/EUI
  • Professor Bruno Simma, Ann Arbor/Munich
  • Professor Henry Steiner, Harvard
  • Erika Feller, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection

Key Facts

  • Participants: Academics, practitioners and PhD/JSD students
  • Type of courses: Lectures, seminars and optional workshops
  • Number of hours: 21 hours of compulsory courses (plenum), 16 hours of elective and optional courses (smaller groups)
  • Location: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice - Lido, Italy
  • Fees: 500 €

human rights academy veniceThe Venice Academy of Human Rights is a center of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It forms part of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC). The Academy offers interdisciplinary thematic programs open to academics, practitioners and doctoral students with an advanced knowledge of human rights.

A maximum of 55 participants is selected each year.

Participants attend morning lectures, afternoon seminars and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and other experts. This includes the opportunity to present and discuss their own "work in progress" such as drafts of articles, chapters of doctoral theses, books and other projects.

At the end of the program, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.

 

DISCLAIMER: INFORMATION PROVIDED ABOUT THESE PROGRAMS WAS SUPPLIED TO LEXISNEXIS BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE EUROPEAN INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRATISATION (EIUC). LEXISNEXIS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THIS INFORMATION. ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT DATES, FEES, AND CONTENT OF THE PROGRAMS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED DIRECTLY TO THE EIUC PRIOR TO MAKING APPLICATION TO THESE PROGRAMS.