2015 Venice Academy of Human Rights
calendar_month 29 Iul 2015, 00:00
(Dis)Integration through Human Rights: Citizens, Courts, Communities Human Rights often form the basis for integration processes into various communities, be they national, regional or international. In this context, human and fundamental rights are hailed as shared values and foundations of communal convergence. Yet other voices highlight the homogenising, civilising and excluding effects of these integration processes.The Venice Academy of Human Rights 2015 will look at international, regional and transnational integration processes from an institutional, policy, dogmatic and interdisciplinary perspective. The discussion addresses communities of various actors, including citizens, peoples, minorities, but also communities of international and regional organisations, courts and private bodies. How become communities imaginable and how are they constructed? What role do fundamental and human rights play in building and consolidating these communities? How do courts and judicial bodies forge communities and integration processes? What happens to differences and diverse identities? And what are the darker sides of these processes for those on the periphery or outside the community? These are but some of the questions that the Venice Academy of Human Rights will raise and discuss.Courses during the first week will focus on topics of multiculturalism, minorities and courts. The second week focuses on the European integration project.

Course leader
Distinguished Opening LectureAlbie Sachs, Former Judge at the South-African Supreme CourtGeneral CourseWill Kymlicka, Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Queen's UniversityFacultyArmin v. Bogdandy, Director of the Max Planck

Target group
Academics, practitioners, PhD/JSD and master students

Course aim
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is a centre of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It forms part of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation which is a leading institution for research and education in Europe. The mission of the Venice Academy is to provide an enriching transdisciplinar forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in human rights research, education and training. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to participate in critical and useful research, innovation and exchange of current knowledge.

Fee info
EUR 600: The fee includes tuition, lunch during the week (Monday-Friday), use of the facilities at EIUC (including wireless access) and social events. The registration fee does not include accommodation.

No scholarships provided by the organiser.

European Inter-University centre of Human Rights and Democratisation
Address: Monastero San Nicol%C3%B2, Riviera San Nicol%C3%B2, 26 Lido Venezia
Postal code: 30126
City: Venice
Country: Italy
Website: http://www.eiuc.org/
E-mail: eiuc-human-rights@eiuc.org
Phone: 00390412720911