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EIUC: Venice Academy of Human Rights. Venezia, 11-15 July 2011

The new edition of the Venice Academy of Human Rights, organised by  the European Inter-Univestity Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)  that will take place from 11 to 16 July in Venice (Italy).

The programme is dedicated to the topic Human Rights and the Cosmopolitan Idea(L). The Academy offers interdisciplinary (Law, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science, Religious Studies) thematic programmes open to academics, practitioners and Ph.D./J.S.D. students from all over the world. It will include lectures by, inter alia, Professors Abdullahi A. An-Na'im, David Held, Yasuaki Onuma, Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Mary Robinson (Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights). Last year the Academy was honored by the key lecture of the Nobel Prize Laureate Amartya Sen.
The Academy offers the opportunity to participate in high level lectures, seminars and workshops and facilitates exchange of views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and other experts. In this environment participants can also present and discuss their "work in progress" such as articles, theses, books, chapters of books or practical projects.

The Deadline for Application is 25 April 2011.

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is a main European Academic institution supported by the EU and formed by 41 European Universities. Among its major activities it organises every year the European Master in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA).

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