Certificate of Attendance issued by the European Inter-University Centre for HUman Rights and Democratisation
Title: Human Rights and the Environment: Synergies and Challenges
Period: 21-23 November 2013
Summary: The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is organising a seminar, with the patronage and collaboration of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Union (EU), which will analyse human rights from an environmental perspective, with a new multi-disciplinary approach that underpins the notion that the right to a healthy environment is just as basic as other rights.
The methodology of the seminar includes lectures, discussions, working groups and case studies. Issues about human rights and the environment will be analysed in the context of sustainable development by identifying links and challenges which shall be faced to implement a rights-based approach to the environmental protection. As well as consideration of international human rights law, there will also be an examination of the relationship of the law of armed conflict with the environment, and questions of transitional justice.
Location: European Inter University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice-Lido, Italy
Speakers: The faculty is composed of academics and practitioners actively involved in the field of human rights and well-known ecologists specialised in environmental policies and conservation issues. Representatives of the UNEP, the OHCHR, the EU and the World Bank, together with NGO experts and scholars will present and discuss the seminar topics from different perspectives.
The seminar is principally targeted on officials from national and international organisations, NGO experts, decision makers and policy makers wishing to better understand how to integrate human rights and environmental issues in their daily work. The course is moreover addressed to postgraduate students and alumni of former educational programmes organised under the EIUC umbrella willing to deepen their knowledge in this field.