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Programme of Opening and Closing lectures

The Venice School of Human Rights will allow participants from all over the world to study today’s challenges in the field of human rights. The Opening Lectures of the School will be held by Prof. Manfred Nowak, EIUC Secretary General and one of the most renowned human rights experts. Professor of international law and human rights at the University of Vienna, he was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and a member of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. He has been recently appointed by the UN Secretary General to lead the New Global Study on Situation of Children in Detention.  

Opening Lecturers

Manfred NowakManfred Nowak

Manfred Nowak, Professor of International Law and Human Rights - University of Vienna, and Co-Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann institute of Human Rights (BIM), is the Secretary General at EIUC. Prof. Nowak has also been Head of the interdisciplinary research centre Human Rights at the University of Vienna since 2014, vice chair of the Management Board of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights in Vienna and Scientific Director of the Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights, University of Vienna, since 2012.

Manfred Nowak was United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture from 2004 to 2010. From 2000 to 2007 Prof. Manfred Nowak was the EMA Chairperson - EMA was awarded the 2006 UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education (Honourable Mention).

 

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