Training Seminars: Human Rights and the Environment

Training Seminars: Human Rights and the Environment

EIUC is now ready to accept applications for the first training seminar on Human Rights and the Environment: Synergies and Challenges that will be held at the EIUC premises in Venice, Italy from 21 to 23 November 2013.

The seminar, organised with the patronage and collaboration of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Union (EU), 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 seminar, held in English, 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.

Online registration is open until 30 September 2013

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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 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.

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