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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».

Manfred Nowak

Opening Lecture

The Opening Lecture of the School will be held by Prof. Manfred Nowak, EIUC Secretary General. Professor of international law and human rights at the University of Vienna, Manfred Nowak has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and 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.

Venice School Students

The School

EIUC is glad to announce its collaboration with the European Parliament as an essential part of the Sakharov Fellowship Programme. EIUC will host 14 human rights activists selected by the European Parliament who will join EIUC’s Venice School for the entire duration of its programme.
Sakharov Fellowship 2017 - Call for Application

Business and Human Rights

The implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and Business & Human Rights. From theory to practice

The aim of this cluster is to have a one-week deep dive into the issue of Business and Human Rights from a multidisciplinary perspective, reviewing the latest trends and developments on the field, including interactive discussions on specific cases, insights and examples.
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Technical Progress and Human Rights

Human Rights Defenders

Human rights defenders play an essential role in the realisation of rights. The cluster will review a cross-section of instruments, policies and coordination mechanisms devised to protect and facilitate the work of human rights defenders. It will explore possibilities for reinforcing their work and will address the involvement of civil society and human rights defenders in transitional justice processes.
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Gender based Violence

Sexual Violence In Conflict In A Changing Global Environment

Sexual violence is a prevalent feature of armed conflicts that transcends continents, countries and cultures. It constitutes a serious human rights violation that affects disproportionately women, but affects women and men in an equally destructive way.
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Early bird deadline: 30 March 2017
Full fee enrolment deadline : 27 April 2017 extended to 17 May 2017

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