Lorent Saleh at the Venice School of Human Rights


The Global Campus of Human Rights cordially invites you to the Roundtable: “How to defend the democratic change in Venezuela” with the participation of Lorent Saleh, 2017 Sakharov Prize Laureate.

The 2017 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought was awarded by the European Parliament to Venezuela’s democratic opposition which includes the country's national assembly (represented by Julio Borges) and all political prisoners as listed by Foro Penal Venezolano (represented by Leopoldo López, Antonio Ledezma, Daniel Ceballos, Yon Goicoechea, Lorent Saleh, Alfredo Ramos and Andrea González).


The Roundtable will take place on 6 April 2019 at 17.15 at the Global Campus of Human Rights Headquarters, the Monastery of San Nicolò – Riviera San Nicolò 26, Lido-Venice and it will be live-streamed on our Facebook channel.


The following representatives and speakers of the Venice School of Human Rights will attend the Roundtable:

- Lorent Saleh, 2017 laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

- Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

- Mara Marinaki, EEAS Principal Adviser on Gender and on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

- Manfred Nowak, Secretary General of the Global Campus of Human Rights.


About the Venice School of Human Rights:

The Venice School of Human Rights is a training programme born in 2010 with the goal of studying today’s challenges in the field of human rights allowing its participants coming from all over the world to examine their root causes and possible solutions to deploy. It combines theory and practice and its faculty involves both academics and practitioners. This year’s Venice School will concentrate on the role of Human Rights Defenders, and critically assess the existing measures to protect them, especially in countries in deep political and economic crisis like Venezuela.


For more information about the Roundtable and to reserve a seat please contact pressoffice@eiuc.org by Wednesday 3 April. Limited availability of seats.


With the support and patronage of the Italian Union of Criminal Law Associations (UCPI). The patronage of the initiative is also provided by the Venice Bar Association, Foundation Feliciano Benvenuti, and the Criminal Law Association of Venice “Antonio Pognici".

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