Italy, Venice

Venice Academy of Human Rights

when 4 July 2016 - 13 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1320

The Venice Academy of Human Rights is a centre of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. 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. The Venice Academy provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in human rights research, education and training. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to promote critical and useful research, innovation and exchange of current knowledge.

The Academy offers international and interdisciplinary thematic programmes open to academics, practitioners, Ph.D./J.S.D. and master students from all over the world who have an advanced knowledge of human rights. Participants attend morning lectures, participate in discussion sessions and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and experts. This includes the opportunity for a number of participants to present and discuss their own “work in progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of books or doctoral theses and receive comments from faculty members and peers.

At the end of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.

Course leader

András Sajó

András Sajó is a judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg. He took his position on February 1, 2008. He is a University Professor at CEU and Global Visiting Professor of Law at New York University Law School. Professor Sajó w

Target group

Participation is open to academics, practitioners, Ph.D./J.S.D. and master students from all countries of the world with an advanced knowledge of human rights. In the selection of participants, the Academy puts great emphasis on fostering interdisciplinarity and securing gender equality.

The Academy reviews all applications after the end of the application deadlines. We aim to give participants as much time as possible for the organisation of visa, travelling and accommodation. Additional applications, after the final deadline has passed, will only be considered if the number of accepted participants is below 65.
Eligibility

The Academy is an intensive programme of high standard and applicants should be confident that they are academically and linguistically prepared. All courses will be taught in English. It is, therefore, indispensable that all participants understand and speak English without any difficulty.

Participants must

hold a LLM/MA or PhD/JSD or be currently enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme in human rights, international law, political science, international relations, philosophy, sociology or related subjects,

or

have work experience of at least one year in one of these fields in an international or non-governmental organisation,

or

work on human rights issues for a government authority or in academia.

Course aim

he Venice Academy of Human Rights is a centre of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. 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. The Venice Academy provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in human rights research, education and training. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to promote critical and useful research, innovation and exchange of current knowledge.

The Academy offers international and interdisciplinary thematic programmes open to academics, practitioners, Ph.D./J.S.D. and master students from all over the world who have an advanced knowledge of human rights. Participants attend morning lectures, participate in discussion sessions and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and experts. This includes the opportunity for a number of participants to present and discuss their own “work in progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of books or doctoral theses and receive comments from faculty members and peers.

At the end of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.

Fee info

EUR 1320: Including accommodation in a single room from 3-13 July
EUR 700: Without accommodation