18-22/01/2010: Training of Trainers on “Legal Aspects of Enforced Disappearances”
Global Campus Europe students will be hosting the 9th annual Venice Human Rights Cultural Festival titled “Working Human Rights” at Antares Pavilion (VEGA) – Industriae, Via della Libertà, 420-746, 30175 Venice, on 17 December 2017 from 11.00 until 18.30 (CET).
This is a free, educational public event, co-funded by the European Union, in partnership with Porto Marghera 100 – celebrations of the Centenary of the Port of Marghera, organised by the European Master’s students in Human Rights and Democratisation at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC).
Through film screenings, a photography exhibition, poetry, dance performances by GC Europe students and live music by VERV (Venice Electroacoustic Rendez-Vous), the festival will highlight workers’ rights and marginalized voices, asking the audience to reflect on economic sustainability and exploitation.
The 2015 film “The True Cost” directed by Andrew Morgan challenges the audience to think about the impacts of the clothing industry and the life of low-wage garment workers in developing countries. By looking at the issue of fast fashion and consumerism, Andrew Morgan raises questions about the human and environmental costs of our demands for cheap, fashionable clothes.
The 2016 film “Angry Inuk” directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril examines the controversial seal hunting practice by the Inuit, an indigenous group in the Arctic. Inuit activists try to have the EU Ban on Seal Products overturned as they rely on the seal hunting industry to protect their economy and culture. Following the film screening there will be a discussion led by Geneviève Desportes, General Secretary of the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission.
A Memorandum of Understanding between EIUC and Aim for Human Rights was signed on 1st December 2009 for the organisation of training activities on the subject of Legal Protection from Enforced Disappearances. A Training of Trainers on "Legal aspects of enforced disappearances" took place from 18 to 22 January 2010 at the EIUC premises, the Monastery of San Nicolò in Venice-Lido (Italy).
A special programme on Human Rights Defenders
was held for E.MA students on 21 January 2010.
Objective of the training: To prepare a pool of trainers from all over the world who are willing and able to train others on legal protection from enforced disappearances.
Further enhancement of knowledge regarding legal aspects of enforced disappearances;
Development of various training skills;
Motivate participants to give trainings on the subject themselves.
The training will be done by three staff members of Linking Solidarity, namely:
Ewoud Plate: Senior Legal Training and Advocacy Officer
Iratxe Florez: Content Manager EDIEC
Jan de Vries: Legal Training and Advocacy Officer.