EIUC opens its registration for the Venice Academy of Human Rights!

Applications are open for the Venice Academy of Human Rights organised by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC). The Venice Academy of Human Rights will be held at the Monastery of San Nicolò, Lido, Venice from 6 to 15 July 2015. With an interdisciplinary approach, the course provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the field of human rights.

The theme of this year “(Dis)Integration through Human Rights: Citizens, Courts, Communities” aims to spread the knowledge in the field of human rights and to promote critical and useful research and innovation through the exchange of current knowledge, focusing on international, regional and transnational integration processes from an institutional, policy, dogmatic and interdisciplinary perspective.

Its international faculty includes prestigious lectures in human rights, such as Will Kymlicka, the Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada and Albie Sachs, South African activist and a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa who will open the Academy.

The Venice Academy also invites prominent lecturers such as Armin von Bogdandy, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Andreas Føllesdal, Ph.D., Professor of Political Philosophy, Norwegian Centre for Human Right, Marc Weller, Professor of International Law and International Constitutional Studies in the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law  and  .Marlene Wind, Professor of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen and Professor at the iCourts Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law also the University of Copenhagen. 

English-taught lectures cover both theoretical and practical topics that go from the role of fundamental rights in integration processes to how courts and judicial bodies forge communities and integration processes.

The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate promoted since 2010 and conceived as an academy committed to interdisciplinary thinking.

The programme provides a truly remarkable experience through the opportunity to engage in an international cultural exchange in Venice.

Applications will be accepted until 3 May 2015.

The Academy offers a reduced participation fee for “early bird” applications until 15 March 2015.

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