Venice Academy of Human Rights

The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 9-18 July 2012. The theme of this year’s Academy is “The Limits of Human Rights” (
Online registration is open until 1 May 2012.
Faculty of the Venice Academy 2012

Professor Philip Alston, NYU Professor Seyla Benhabib, Yale Assistant High Commissioner Erika Feller, UNHCR Professor Martti Koskenniemi, Helsinki Professor Friedrich Kratochwil, CEU/EUI Professor Bruno Simma, Ann Arbor/Munich Professor Henry Steiner, Harvard

Key Facts Participants: Academics, practitioners and PhD/JSD students Type of courses: Lectures, seminars and optional workshops Number of hours: 21 hours of compulsory courses (plenum), 16 hours of elective and optional courses (smaller groups) Location: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice – Lido, Italy Fees: 500 €
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is a center 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 55 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 other experts. This includes the opportunity to present and discuss their own “work in progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of doctoral theses, books and other projects.
At the end of the program, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.