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 is selected each year.
Participants attend morning lectures, afternoon seminars and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and experts. The Academy welcomed in previous years, inter alia, Philip Allott, Philip Alston, David Held, Martti Koskenniemi, Onuma Yasuaki, Theodor Meron, Mary Robinson, Amartya Sen, Kathryn Sikkink and Bruna Simma. Participants have the opportunity to present and discuss their own “work-in-progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of doctoral theses or other projects. Selected contributions by participants may also be published in a working papers series.
At the end of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.
Prof. Florence Benoît-Rohmer, EIUC Secretary General
Knut Traisbach, Project Responsible Venice Academy of Human Rights