Venice School of Human Rights

Venice School of Human Rights

The 3rd edition of Venice School
of Human Rights
will take place
from 28 June till 7 July 2012.

The goal of the Venice School is to allow its
participants to be updated on the state of the art debate on human rights
issues and to stimulate a reflection on the actual challenges faced by human
rights actors worldwide.

After a first session common to all participants
dedicated to a general introduction on international systems of protection of
human rights and related mechanisms, the programme will develop into the
following three thematic clusters:

Business and Human

Development and
Human Rights

Transitional Justice
and Fight against Impunity

Online registration is open until 30 April 2012 at


Florence Benoît-Rohmer: EIUC Secretary General and
Professor at University of Strasbourg

Eric David: Professor at Free University of Brussels

Martyn Day: Lawyer at Leigh Day Co.

Jan Eijsbout: Professor at Maastricht University

Christopher Gosnell: Lawyer before ICTY/ICTR/SCSL

Menno Kamminga: Professor at Maastricht University

Zdzislaw Kedzia: Professor at Adam Mickiewicz
University Poznan

Stephen Marks: Professor at Harvard School of Public

Maria-Daniella Marouda: Lecturer at Panteion
University Athens

Stelios Perrakis: Professor at Panteion University

Jennifer Zerk: lawyer at Jennifer Zerk Consulting

Key Facts

Teaching language:  English.

Lecturers:  Internationally recognized experts in the field of
human rights belonging to EIUC’s partner universities and other organisations
that support EIUC projects and endeavors.

Participants:  Postgraduate students from all academic backgrounds,
graduates from all regional masters in human rights and democratization, E.MA
alumni, human rights practitioners.

Type of courses: Lecturers in the plenum and smaller seminars.

Fees:   860,00 € which includes tuition fee, accommodation in
a shared double room, lunches on class days and all related reading material.

Venue: Monastery of San Nicolo, Venice Lido

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



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About Otto Spijkers

Otto Spijkers is Lecturer of Public International Law at Utrecht University, Senior Research Associate with the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS), and researcher with the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL). He is a member of the Committee on the Role of International Law in Sustainable Natural Resource Management for Development of the International Law Association, and guest lecturer for Amnesty International The Hague. He was a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta, the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University, Xiamen University’s China International Water Law Programme (China), the China Institute for Boundary and Ocean Studies of Wuhan University (China), the Law School of the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) in Shanghai (China), the Università degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), and the Association pour la promotion des droits de l'homme en Afrique centrale (APDHAC) of the Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale (Yaoundé, Cameroon). Previously, he was a PhD candidate and lecturer at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at the University of Leiden. His doctoral dissertation, entitled The United Nations, the Evolution of Global Values and International Law, was published with Intersentia in 2011. He worked as public services coordinator at the Peace Palace Library, as international consultant and coordinator for the United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme, as intern for the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and as intern for the Office of Legal Affairs of United Nations Headquarters. Otto Spijkers is editor and author of the Invisible College Blog, the blog of the School of Human Rights Research. Otto Spijkers studied the basics of international relations at the University of Sussex. He then studied international law at the University of Amsterdam, New York University School of Law (exchange student), and the Hague Academy of International Law (2009 session). He studied philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Malta (exchange). He obtained a Diplôme approfondi de langue française.

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