Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Venice Academy of Human Rights

The Venice Academy of Human Rights is a center 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 programmes open to academics, practitioners and doctoral students with an advanced knowledge of human rights.  This year, the Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from July 9-18, 2012 in Venice, Italy. The theme of this year’s Academy is "The Limits of Human Rights." Online registration is open until May 1, 2012.

Faculty of the Venice Academy 2012 will be
* Professor Philip Alston, NYU
* Professor Seyla Benhabib, Yale
* Professor Martti Koskenniemi, Helsinki
* Professor Friedrich Kratochwil, CEU/EUI
* Professor Bruno Simma, Ann Arbor/Munich (former ICJ Judge)
* Professor Henry Steiner, Harvard
* Erika Feller, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection

The Academy is intended (appropriately so) for academics, as well as practitioners and PhD/JSD students.  The program will include lectures, seminars, and optional workshops.  There will be 21 hours of compulsory courses (plenum) and 16 hours of elective and optional courses (smaller groups). 

The program will be held in the Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice - Lido, Italy
Fees: 500 €
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.  Click here for more information.

Hat tip to Knut Traisbach, European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)


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