Human Rights Summer Program of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)

Knut Traisbach asked us to share the following announcement with our readers. Of course, I am happy to do so:  

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) in Venice will host a distinct human rights program this summer.

The inaugural session of the Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 12-17 July.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jochen Abr. Frowein, Former director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
  • Douglas A. Johnson, Executive Director of the Center for Victims of Torture, Minneapolis
  • Theodor Meron, Judge and Former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
  • Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture
  • Giorgio Sacerdoti, Former Member of the WTO Appellate Body
  • Kathryn Sikkink, McKnight Presidential Chair in Political Science at the University of Minnesota¬†
  • Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor at Harvard University

The Academy offers interdisciplinary thematic programs open to academics, practitioners and Ph.D./J.S.D. students from anywhere in the world who have an advanced knowledge of human rights. It is open to a maximum of only 50 participants who attend the morning lectures in the plenum and will be divided in smaller groups for more intensive afternoon seminars.

For further information please visit:

Deadline for applications is 31 May 2010.

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