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Venice School of Human Rights

Human Rights as our Responsibility

EIUC Venice School of Human Rights was born in 2010 with the goal of studying today’s challenges in the field of human rights. It allows its participants coming from all over the world to list these challenges and examine their reasons and possible solutions they can deploy. The EIUC Venice School at the same time, combines theory and practice and its faculty involves both academics and practitioners. The Venice School intends to highlight that the respect for human rights is the responsibility of all, that «Human Rights are our responsibility».

Venice School Opening Lecturer

Opening Lecture

The Opening Lecture of the School will be held by Prof. Manfred Nowak, Professor at the University of Vienna and EIUC Secretary General, one of the most renowned human rights experts. His academic career includes more than 400 publications. He was a UN Expert on Missing Persons in former Yugoslavia in 1994-1997 and a Judge at the Human Rights Chamber in Bosnia from 1996 to 2003, he was United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture from 2004 to 2010.

Venice School Students

The School

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 three thematic clusters - Business and Human Rights, Technical Progress and Human Rights and Gender based Violence and Gender (in-) Equality - among which participants will have to choose.

Business and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights

States, international organisations, companies and civil society agree that there is hardly any more important topic in a globalised world than business and human rights. Major companies contribute to human rights implementation with different methods and means following the set of Ruggie principles.
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Technical Progress and Human Rights

Technical Progress and Human Rights

The cluster will focus on medical progress and IT development highlighting their strengths but at the same time limitation in regards to human rights violations and new challenges that stake holders are compelled to face.
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Gender based Violence

Gender based Violence

The cluster will discuss the under-reported phenomenon of gender-based violence starting from analysing the shortcomings of CEDAW and the way forward for the international normative framework to take this reality into account. 
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Deadline
Early bird deadline: 15 April 2016
Deadline for enrolment: 13 May 2016
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