The Venice School - titled «Human Rights as our responsibility» - will engage the 47 participants coming from 27 different countries in exploring how this shared responsibility is to be declined when it comes to the rights-based approach to development cooperation, to protection of the rights of lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexual, as well as to the implications between religion and human rights.
The School will start with a first session dedicated to a general introduction on international systems of protection of human rights and related mechanisms. The programme will then develop into three thematic clusters:
Human Rights based approach to development cooperation
Lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexual rights
Religion and human rights
EIUC has the pleasure to welcome Catarina de Albuquerque, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation, who accepted to give the inaugural address, and Paul Lemmens, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, who will give a conference on the right to religion.
The eminent scholars and experts who will teach in this Venice School 2013 are:
Eva Maria Lassen (responsible of the Cluster on Religion and human rights)
Koen Lemmens (responsible of the Cluster on LGBTI rights)
Konstantinos Tararas (responsible of the Cluster on Rights based approach to development cooperation)
The school will close on 6 July with the awarding of certificates of participation to all participants attending the Venice School of Human Rights.
Launched in 2010 the EIUC Venice School belongs to the success stories of this Centre of Excellence located in the heart of the Venetian Laguna.