27 June - 5 July 2014, Lido (Venice)
Deadline for application: 15 May 2014
There are still some places available.
The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) Venice School of Human Rights was born in 2010 with the goal of studying today’s challenges in the field of human rights.
It allows its participants coming from all over the world to list these challenges and examine their reasons and possible solutions they can deploy. The EIUC Venice School at the same time, combines theory and practice and its faculty involves both academics and practitioners. The Venice School intends to highlight that the respect for human rights is the responsibility of all, that "Human Rights are our responsibility".
Courses are scheduled to take place in Venice at the premises of the EIUC for a period of 9 days. The courses will be taught in English by internationally recognised experts in the fields of human rights belonging to EIUC’s partner universities and other organisations that support EIUC projects and endeavors.
Participants will benefit from an extremely rich cultural environment including visits to museums, galleries, churches and the Venice Biennale. Finally, they will be able to relax and enjoy walking along the Lido beaches or cycling around the island once the courses finish in the afternoon.
The 2014 edition of the Venice School for Human Rights will be opened by Professor Martin Scheinin, former UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism and current Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the European University Institute of Florence.
After an introduction on general challenges, three topics have been selected to be examined in depth:
• Business and human rights
• People on the move and their human rights: The internationalization of migration law and the role of the EU
• Freedom of expression and assembly online
Detailed information on the lecturerers, programme, fees and application, can be found here.