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Venice Academy of Human Rights – July 11-16, Venice (Italy)

This year’s Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place in less than two months. The programme is dedicated to the topic “Human Rights and the Cosmopolitan Idea(l)” with lectures by professors Abdullahi A. An-Na’im, David Held, Yasuaki Onuma, Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Mary Robinson (Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights).
A few reasons why this programme is unique and particularly appealing:
• It focuses on a complex and yet practical topic,
• Its lectures will be delivered by eminent professors;
• It is an interdisciplinary programme;
• It is open to only 50 participants (academics, experienced practitioners, Ph.D. researchers);
• It offers a space where participants can present their work in progress (book chapters, articles, projects, etc.);
• It allows a unique environment for exchange of ideas and perspectives for research and debate;
• It is organised by EIUC which is the leading EU human rights higher education institution associating 41 European Universities;
• It is organised in the fascinating location of the Monastery of San Nicolò in Venice Lido.
The deadline for applications is 29 May 2011. Find out more on the application procedures here.
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