The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 7-16 July 2014. The theme of this year’s academy is “Judicial Legitimacy and the Rule of Law.” Online applications are accepted until 4 May 2014, and the Academy offers an “early bird” registration with a reduced participation fee until 15 March 2014.
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It forms part of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC).
The Academy offers interdisciplinary thematic programmes open to academics, practitioners, doctoral and master students with an advanced knowledge of human rights. Participants attend morning lectures, participate in discussion sessions and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and experts. This includes the opportunity for a number of participants to present and discuss their own “work in progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of books or doctoral theses and receive comments from faculty members and peers. At the end of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.
The Venice Academy 2014 will feature a Distinguished Opening Lecture by Paul Mahoney, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights; a General Course by Gráinne de Búrca, Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law, NYU; and faculty including Philip G. Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, NYU; Andreas Føllesdal, Professor of Political Philosophy at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and Director of the Norwegian Centre of Excellence PluriCourts for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo; Geir Ulfstein, Professor of International Law and Deputy Director of the Norwegian Centre of Excellence PluriCourts for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo; Jeremy Waldron, University Professor of Law, NYU and Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, University of Oxford; and Michael Zürn, Professor of International Relations at the Free University Berlin and Director of the Research Unit Global Governance at Social Science Research Center Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, WZB). You can view the detailed programme here.
Academics, practitioners, PhD/JSD and master students will participate in lectures, seminars, workshops and discussion sessions for up to 35 hours of courses.
Location: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice – Lido, Italy
Fees: 500 EUR (early bird until 15 March), 600 EUR (16 March – 4 May 2014)
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