Go on! The Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy summer school – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS


The Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy summer school, is accepting applications!

The 13th Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy summer school is on its way! This year’s school will take place in the picturesque Lido island of Venice, Italy! The Summer School offers an exciting programme of lectures, film screenings, discussions and working groups that combine human rights expertise, media studies and video advocacy strategies! In collaboration with EIUC, CHRA will offer a one in a life-time experience, through an inter-disciplinary training on human rights film advocacy. Anyone with an interest in human rights, cinema and advocacy is invited to apply!

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  • 13th Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy Summer School
  • When? 27 August – 5 September 2018
  • Where? EIUC, Monastery of San Nicolò | Venice Lido (Italy)
  • Early Bird: Enrol by 9 May 2018 to receive a 15% discount!

The 13th Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy, is a training initiative jointly organized by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization-EIUC and CHRA. The 10-day intense programme is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, film, digital media and video advocacy. The school provides a unique opportunity for participants to share ideas and foster critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers in conjunction with the 75th Venice international Film Festival, and learn how to use film as a tool for social and cultural change. Cinema accreditation to the Film Festival will be provided for the duration of the school. Read More…

The Summer School offers an exciting
programme of lectures, film screenings, discussions and working groups that combine human rights expertise with media studies and video advocacy strategies. The teaching sessions develop issues rooted in human rights and film-making. The topics of discussion vary from ethics and human rights philosophy, to the UDHR illustrated in films and a history of human rights cinema, freedom of expression and censorship, the role of media in advancing human rights causes, the use of video in human rights documentation and advocacy, production and distribution of human rights films, social documentaries and documentary film project development.
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CHRA’s team of mentors is composed of internationally acclaimed experts in the film, television, photography & human rights fields, in academia and/or on the field as activists, like the world renowned photographer & filmmaker Nick Danziger;
Claudia Modonesi an expert in human rights and a media trainer with a passionate interest in cinema; the legendary professor of human rights William Schabas; the Founder & Managing Director of Dartmouth Films, Christopher Hird; EIUC’s Secretary General Manfred Nowak; Chair of International Law Koen de Feyter; the inspiring Programme Manager of Witness Kelly Matheson; and the senior lecturer in Film & Television Emma Sandon.
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About US

logo-chra5.jpgCinema Human Rights and Advocacy (CHRA) trains, supports and advises activists and filmmakers to use, produce and distribute films to effectively expose human rights abuses, alter public perceptions and advocate change. We train filmmakers and activists to be agents of change through their storytelling and visual work.

eiucThe Global Campus of Human Rights is an EU-funded global network of universities, based in the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC). EIUC’s mission is to act as a strategic hub for the advancement of human rights in the world.

Save the dates:

  • Early Bird deadline: 9 May 2018

  • Registration deadline: 20 June 2018

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Launching the Winter 2018 Issue of the Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on SSRN

Elise Ketelaars and Catherine O’Rourke

We are delighted to present a new issue of the Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on the Social Sciences Research Network. The issue broadly addresses the fields of peacebuilding and transitional justice in Northern Ireland and Latin America. Each of the papers emphasize, in their own ways, the importance of in-depth case study research in enriching their fields of scholarship. Moreover, the issue once again highlights the strong and durable relations that TJI scholars have maintained with practice and activism within and outside Northern Ireland. The issue displays the value of these ties in creating both impactful and innovative approaches to peacebuilding, humanitarian work and justice in societies in transition.

Cath Collins’ report summary on disappearance and enforced disappearance in past political violence in Latin America neatly illustrates the importance of scholar-activism-policy ties. In addition to being a professor at TJI, Cath Collins is the founder and director of the Transitional Justice Observatory at the Universidad Diego Portales, Chile. In her contribution, she collates and synthesises the results of three stimulating dialogues between law, social science and forensic (natural) sciences that took place in Santiago de Chile and Lima, Peru in 2017. The dialogues were organized to inform efforts to give domestic effect in Chile and Peru to the International Convention against Enforced Disappearance. The challenges addressed in the dialogues resonate across many other transitional contexts and confirm the value of disseminating this unique case study research.

The other three contributions concern the Northern Irish context in single case study and comparative research. The paper of Monica McWilliams and Jessica Doyle exemplifies the ongoing engagement of the authors and the TJI with understanding gender based violence in transitional settings. The paper explores the links between intimate partner violence and violent conflict based on findings from more than 100 in-depth semi-structured interviews with women victims of IPV from across Northern Ireland. The paper combines findings from McWilliams’ 1992 study on domestic violence in Northern Ireland with new data she and Doyle gathered during the course of 2016. The paper thereby presents a rare empirically grounded insight into the impact of transition from conflict to peace on intimate partner violence.

Kris Brown’s paper examines the impact on peacebuilding of partisan political commemoration. The paper’s salience is undeniable in light of Northern Ireland’s current ‘Decade of Centenaries’, which encompasses the foundational years in modern Irish history of 1912 to 1923, This paper, in addition to McWilliams and Doyle’s, is an output of the DFID-funded Political Settlements Research Programme, a unique North-South, scholar-practitioner consortium of five institutions (University of Edinburgh Global Justice Academy, Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute, Conciliation Resources, Rift Valley Institute and the Institute for Security Studies).

Finally, we are delighted to present a contribution on the role that ‘wild nature’ can play in peacebuilding, or ‘peace cultivation’. The paper was presented by TJI/INCORE’s Brandon Hamber and Alistair Little and Wilhelm Verwoerd at the 29th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Little and Verwoerd belong to ‘Beyond Walls’ which organises ‘the Journey through Conflict’ process in the framework of ‘Sustainable Peace Network’. Between 2004 and 2011 they have facilitated peacebuilding activities through immersion of participants in ‘wild nature’ in the Scottish Highlands and South Africa. The role of nature in peacebuilding activities has been underexplored. Through the continuous monitoring of the experiences of the over 100 individuals who participated in ‘the Journey through Conflict’ over the years, however, this paper gives a fascinating insight into the role of nature-based activities in peacebuilding. This joint intellectual effort between Hamber and the practitioners from Beyond Walls once again demonstrates how strong and sustainable ties between academia and practice create fertile ground for innovative contributions to scholarship.


On the Job! LSE seeks Professor in Dept. of Gender Studies and Director of the Centre for Women, Peace & Security

LSEOn the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows:

► Applications are welcome for the position of a Professorship in the Department of Gender Studies (0.5 FTE) and a Directorship of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security (0.5 FTE) located in the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics. The Department of Gender Studies seeks a Professor to provide ongoing leadership on the MSc in Women, Peace and Security, to co-teach on the core courses for this degree and provide additional teaching in the department in a specialist areas for a fixed-term of 5 years in the first instance. In addition to holding a PhD in a relevant discipline or related inter-disciplinary field, successful candidates will have expertise and research interests in the field of women, peace and security.

► Deadline is March 13, 2018 (23:59 UK time). The position is to commence August 1st, 2018. Click here for details.



Go on! Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy Fellowship Program (deadline Feb. 23) & June Conference (deadline Mar. 16)

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►The Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School is currently accepting applications for our 2018-2019 Residential Fellowship Program and IGLP: The Conference.

The Fellowship Program offers full or partial doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship support to a small number of scholars pursuing research in areas related to the IGLPs ongoing work. The Institute welcomes all interested doctoral and post-doctoral scholars who are currently pursuing research in the areas of global law, economic policy, and social justice to apply for our residential Fellowships. Alumni of IGLP Workshops are especially encouraged to apply.

Fellowships typically begin July 1st and run through the following June 30th.

The application deadline is February 23, 2018.

IGLP will also be hosting an international conference at Harvard Law School to showcase innovative thinking about global law and policy.

The program is currently accepting submissions for IGLP Conference Panels and Conference Papers! If you have an idea for a Panel or are interested in presenting your work at the conference, please fill out the appropriate form. Alumni of past Workshops are also encouraged to submit proposals.

 Program Dates:  June 2-3, 2018

The deadline to submit a proposal is March 16, 2018.

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Go On! American University, Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (deadline May 1)

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Image result for American University Washington College of Law logo► The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law is accepting applications for its Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

This annual Program offers 20 courses in English and Spanish lectured by over 40 scholars of relevance in the field of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. The Program gathers more than 150 participants from more than 25 different countries all in Washington D.C. for an intensive 3 weeks of immersion into the world of human rights.

This is a unique opportunity to learn and interact with judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Special Rapporteurs and Committee members of United Nations, members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, experts from prominent NGO’s and professors from all over the world.

Program Dates: May 29 – June 15, 2018

Deadline for applications: 1 May 2018

Details may be found on the Program Brochure

Please contact hracademy@wcl.american.edu for more information.

Click here to apply!

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On the Job! Director, Women’s Rights Program in New York

On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows:

► Applications are welcome from candidates holding a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent experience/ education in challenging barriers to gender equity for the position of Director of the Woman’s Right Program (WRP) of the Open Society Foundation (OSF) in New York.  

The holder of this position will be the principal strategist on women’s rights for the OSF Network, articulating the goals and crafting strategies of the global program and serving as a resource to those designing and implementing the strategies of the national and regional foundations and the various geographic programs in the network.


Deadline is March 5, 2018; details here 

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Go on! Summer School ‘Business and Human Rights’ in Pisa (deadline April 23)

► The Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies together with the University of Milan, The Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development of the Italian National Research Council (CNR-IRISS), and Temple University, Rome, have announced open registration for summer school in Business and Human Rights.
The course will be entirely taught in English and will feature excellent speakers, such as Prof. Sheldon Leader, Prof. Nadia Bernaz, Judge Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque, Dr. Tara Van Ho, Prof. Jernej L. Cernic, Dr. Maddalena Neglia, and many others.
Location: Pisa, Italy at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
Dates: 18-22 June 2018.
Deadline for applications: April 23, 2018
Discounted early-bird fee is available until March 8!
Detailed information can be found on the Program’s Website
Click here to apply!