Venice Academy of Human Rights 2013

21 March 2013

Venice Academy of Human Rights 2013

The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 8 – 19 July 2013.

The theme of this year’s Academy is “Obligations of States” (see the programme schedule).

Online registration is open until 5 May 2013.


  • General Course:

    Jeremy Waldron, University Professor, New York University School of Law

  • Christian Reus-Smit, Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland

  • Malcolm Shaw, Senior Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law

  • Brigitte Stern, Emeritus Professor of International Law at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne

  • Françoise Tulkens, former Judge and Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights

  • Neil Walker, Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh

Key Facts

Participants: Academics, practitioners and PhD/JSD students

Type of courses: Lectures, elective seminars and optional workshops

Number of hours: 24 hours of compulsory courses (plenum), min. 16 hours of elective and optional courses (smaller groups)

Location: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice – Lido, Italy

Fees: 600€

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 and doctoral students with an advanced knowledge of human rights.

A maximum of 60 participants is selected each year.

Participants attend morning lectures, afternoon seminars and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and experts. The Academy welcomed in previous years, inter alia, Philip Allott, Philip Alston, David Held, Martti Koskenniemi, Onuma Yasuaki, Theodor Meron, Mary Robinson, Amartya Sen, Kathryn Sikkink and Bruna Simma. Participants have the opportunity to present and discuss their own “work-in-progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of doctoral theses or other projects.

At the end of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.

Scientific Responsible

Prof. Florence Benoît-Rohmer, EIUC Secretary General

Project Responsible

Knut Traisbach, Project Responsible Venice Academy of Human Rights