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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».

Opening and Closing Lectures

The Opening Lectures of the School will be held by Prof. Manfred Nowak, EIUC Secretary General, one of the most renowned human rights experts, by Andrew Anderson, member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York and by Hauwa Ibrahim, human rights lawyer who won the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize in 2005. Closing lectures will be given by Sarah Rinaldi, Deputy Head of Unit DEVCO B1-Human Rights, Gender, Democratic Governance at the European Commission

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. EIUC is glad to be included by the European Parliament as an essential part of the Sakharov Fellowship Programme which will take place from 20 June to 2 July 2016.
The Call for applications - Sakharov Fellowship 2016

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

Violence against Women as Gender Based Violence. From ‘CEDAW’ To Istanbul And Beyond

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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