The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) in Venice will host a distinct human rights program this summer:
The inaugural session of the Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 12-17 July.
Confirmed speakers include
Jochen Abr. Frowein, Former director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
Douglas A. Johnson, Executive Director of the Center for Victims of Torture, Minneapolis
Theodor Meron (Judge and Former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia),
Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture
Giorgio Sacerdoti, Former Member of the WTO Appellate Body
Kathryn Sikkink, McKnight Presidential Chair in Political Science at the University of Minnesota
Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor at Harvard University
The Academy offers interdisciplinary thematic programs open to academics, practitioners and Ph.D./J.S.D. students from anywhere in the world who have an advanced knowledge of human rights. It is open to a maximum of only 50 participants who attend the morning lectures in the plenum and will be divided in smaller groups for more intensive afternoon seminars.
For further information please visit: www.eiuc.org/veniceacademy
Deadline for applications is 31 May 2010.