Venice School of Human Rights: applications are open

Admissions to the Venice School of Human Rights – Human Rights as Our Responsibility (9 – 17 June 2017), organised by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) are open until 27 April 2017, early bird 30 March 2017 with 10% discount.

The Opening Lecture of the School will be held by Prof. Manfred Nowak, EIUC Secretary General. Professor of international law and human rights at the University of Vienna, Manfred Nowak has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and member of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. He has been recently appointed by the UN Secretary General to lead the New Global Study on Situation of Children in Detention. 

After a first session common to all participants, the programme will develop into three thematic clusters: - The Implementation of SDGs and Business & Human Rights; - Human Rights Defenders and - Sexual Violence in Conflict in a Changing Global Environment, among which participants will have to choose.

Target: The Venice School is addressed to graduate students from all academic backgrounds, students from the Global Campus regional masters in human rights and democratisations well as to human rights practitioners willing to deepen and improve their knowledge in human rights issues. Course language: All courses will be held in English. It is, therefore, essential that all participants understand and speak English fluently.

All participants attending the Venice School of Human Rights will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the course.

The enrolment fee for 2017 Venice School of Human Rights is 1100,00 € and it will include:

  • tuition fee
  • lunches on class days
  • accommodation with breakfast included in a shared double-room for 9 nights (8 June – 17 June 2017) in Lido Venice at Ca’ del Moro Residence
  • free shuttle to/from EIUC site on class days at the starting and ending of lectures
  • Certification at the end of the course

Interested candidates should register by compiling the online application form.

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