Admissions to the Venice Academy of Human Rights on the topic Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities (3 – 12 July 2017), organised by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) are open until 19 April 2017, early birds who apply until 15 March 2017 receive a 10% discount.
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is a centre of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It hosts distinguished experts to promote critical and useful research, innovation and exchange of current knowledge.
The theme Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities – discusses the prospects for economic and social justice against the background of rising inequalities in the world. Are human rights an effective tool for the promotion of economic and social equality? Do human rights impose limits to privatization of particular goods and services? How do human rights enable a just economic and social order? These are but some of the questions that participants of the Academy will discuss in an intense programme over ten days next summer.
Branko Milanović, Visiting Presidential Professor at the Graduate Center City University of New York and a LIS Senior Scholar, will deliver the opening lecture of the Venice Academy of Human Rights. His main area of work is income inequality, in individual countries and globally, as well as historically, among pre-industrial societies (Roman Empire, Byzantium, and France before the Revolution). He has published widely on the methodology and empirics of global income distribution and the effects of globalization.
Olivier De Schutter, Professor at the University of Louvain (UCL) and at SciencesPo (Paris), will deliver the general course. A former Secretary General of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) on the issue of globalization and human rights, he was the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food between 2008 and 2014 and is since 2015 a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Further confirmed scholars include Heisoo Shin, member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Miloon Kothari, former UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing and currently Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Theme: Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities
Dates: Monday, 3 July – Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Participants: Academics, practitioners, PhD/JSD and master students
Type of courses: Lectures, seminars, discussion sessions and panel presentations
Number of hours: 34 hours
Venue: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice – Lido, Italy
Interested candidates should register by compiling the online application form.