The Limits of Human Rights
Philip G. Alston
John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, NYU
Professor of Political Philosophy at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and Director of the Norwegian Centre of Excellence PluriCourts for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo
Professor of International Law and Deputy Director of the Norwegian Centre of Excellence PluriCourts for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo
University Professor of Law, NYU and Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, University of Oxford
Professor of International Relations at the Free University Berlin and Director of the Research Unit Global Governance at Social Science Research Center Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, WZB)
You can view the detailed programme here.
Participants: Academics, practitioners, PhD/JSD and master students
Type of courses: Lectures, seminars, workshops and discussion sessions
Number of hours: up to 35 hours of courses
Location: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice - Lido, Italy
Fees: 500 EUR (early bird registration until 15 March), 600 EUR (16 March - 4 May 2014)
Venice Academy of Human Rights
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international programme 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, doctoral and master students with an advanced knowledge of human rights. Participants attend morning lectures, participate in discussion sessions and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and experts. This includes the opportunity for a number of participants to present and discuss their own “work in progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of books or doctoral theses and receive comments from faculty members (including P. Alston, A. Føllesdal, G. Ulfstein and J. Waldron) and peers.
At the end of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.
Prof. Florence Benoît-Rohmer, EIUC Secretary General
Knut Traisbach, Programme Responsible Venice Academy of Human Rights
Participation is open to people from all countries of the world with an advanced knowledge of human rights. In the selection of participants, the Academy puts great emphasis on fostering interdisciplinarity and securing gender equality. Participation is strictly limited to a maximum number of 55 participants. The Academy will review applications on an on-going basis. This way, we aim to give participants as much time as possible for the organisation of visa, travelling and accommodation. You should not, however, delay your application as experience shows that most applicants are accepted before 1 May. Additional applications will therefore only be considered after this date if the number of accepted participants is below 55.
International Student Requirements:
The Academy is an intensive programme of high standard and applicants should be confident that they are academically and linguistically prepared. All courses will be taught in English. It is, therefore, indispensable that all participants understand and speak English without any difficulty. Participants must be currently enrolled in a PhD/JSD programme in human rights, international law, political science, international relations, philosophy, sociology or related subjects, or have work experience of at least two years in one of these fields in an international or non-governmental organisation, or work on human rights issues for a government authority or in academia