Venice Academy of Human Rights: applications are open

The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international and interdisciplinary programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the field of human rights. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to promote critical and useful research and innovation through the exchange of current knowledge. It forms part of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) which is an internationally leading institution for research and education. Read more about the Academy...

>> 3 - 12 July 2017 / Early bird deadline: 15 March 2017 / Deadline for enrolment: 19 April 2017 <<

The theme Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities - discusses the prospects for economic and social justice against the background of rising inequalities in the world. Are human rights an effective tool for the promotion of economic and social equality? Do human rights impose limits to privatization of particular goods and services? How do human rights enable a just economic and social order? These are but some of the questions that participants of the Academy will discuss in an intense programme over ten days next summer.

Branko Milanović, Visiting Presidential Professor at the Graduate Center City University of New York and a LIS Senior Scholar, will deliver the opening lecture. His main area of work is income inequality, in individual countries and globally, as well as historically, among pre-industrial societies (Roman Empire, Byzantium, and France before the Revolution). He has published widely on the methodology and empirics of global income distribution and the effects of globalization.

Olivier De Schutter, Professor at the University of Louvain (UCL) and at SciencesPo (Paris), will deliver the general course. A former Secretary General of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) on the issue of globalization and human rights, he was the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food between 2008 and 2014 and is since 2015 a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Theme: Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities
Dates: Monday, 3 July - Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Participants: Academics, practitioners, PhD/JSD and master students
Type of courses: Lectures, seminars, discussion sessions and panel presentations
Number of hours: 34 hours
Venue: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice - Lido, Italy

Interested candidates should register by compiling the online application form.

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