EIUC Venice School of Human Rights - Human Rights as our Responsibility

We are happy to announce that the fourth edition of EIUC Venice School of Human Rights will run from 27 June to 6 July 2013 and is now ready to accept applications.

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 combines theory and practice and its faculty involves highly experienced international academics and practitioners.

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:

  • Human Rights based approach to development cooperation
  • Lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexual rights
  • Religion and human rights


EIUC Venice School of tl_files/EIUC MEDIA/News Files/vsbanner300x250(euractive).jpgHuman Rights is addressed to postgraduate students from all academic backgrounds, students from the different regional masters in human rights and democratisation, to E.MA alumni as well as to human rights practitioners willing to deepen and improve their knowledge in human rights issues.

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Catarina de Albuquerque, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation will be lecturing at the 2013 Venice School of Human Rights.

Catarina de Albuquerque was appointed by the Human Rights Council in September 2008. De Albuquerque is an invited Professor at the Law Faculties of the Universities of Braga and Coimbra and a Senior Legal Adviser at the Office for Documentation and Comparative Law, an independent institution under the Prosecutor General’s Office.

She was awarded the Human Rights Golden Medal by the Portuguese Parliament (10 December 2009) for outstanding work in the area of human rights. Her work in human rights was also honoured by the Portuguese President of the Republic (October 2009) with the Order of Merit, which is a recognition of an individual's personal bravery, achievement, or service.

She holds a Law Degree from the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and a DES from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales (Geneva, Switzerland).

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