Venice Academy of Human Rights takes place July 11-16 2011

This year’s Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place in less than two months. The programme will focus on legal, political and philosophical aspects of globalisation and global governance with lectures by famous professors from all over the world including Abdullahi A. An-Na’im, David Held, Yasuaki Onuma, Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Mary Robinson (Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights).


A few reasons why this programme is unique and particularly appealing:


  • It focuses on a complex and yet practical topic,
  • Its lectures will be delivered by eminent professors;
  • It is an interdisciplinary programme;
  • It is open to only 50 participants (academics, experienced practitioners, Ph.D. researchers);
  • It offers a space where participants can present their work in progress (book chapters, articles, projects, etc.);
  • It allows a unique environment for exchange of ideas and perspectives for research and debate;
  • It is organised by EIUC which is the leading EU human rights higher education institution associating 41 European Universities;
  • It is organised in the fascinating location of the Monastery of San Nicolò in Venice Lido.


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