The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 8 – 19 July 2013. The theme of this year’s academy is ‘Obligations of States’. Online registration is open until 5 May 2013.

You can view the detailed programme here



Faculty of the Venice Academy 2013
Jeremy Waldron, University Professor, New York University School of Law

Christian Reus-Smit, Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland

Malcolm Shaw, Senior Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and Research Professor (formerly Sir Robert Jennings Chair) in International Law at the University of Leicester

Brigitte Stern, Professor of International Law at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne

Françoise Tulkens, former Judge and Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights

Neil Walker, Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh

Key Facts
Participants: Academics, practitioners and PhD/JSD students

Type of courses: Lectures, elective seminars and optional workshops
Number of hours: 24 hours of compulsory courses (plenum), min. 16 hours of elective and optional courses (smaller groups)

Location: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice – Lido, Italy

Fees: 600 €

Venice Academy of Human Rights
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 and doctoral students with an advanced knowledge of human rights.

A maximum of 60 participants will be selected. Participants attend morning lectures, afternoon seminars and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and experts. This includes the opportunity to present and discuss their own “work in progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of doctoral theses or books and other projects. At the end of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.

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