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Venice Academy of Human Rights

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

and

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.

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