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Date(s) - 02/07/2018 - 07/07/2018
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Migration, Mobility and Diversity: New Horizons for Human Rights

The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international and interdisciplinary programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the field of human rights. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to promote critical and useful research and innovation through the exchange of current knowledge. Previous editions of the academy featured lectures by Amartya Sen, Philip Alston, Theodor Meron, Mary Robinson, Bruno Simma, Jeremy Waldron, Olivier De Schutter, Miloon Kothari, Branko Milanović, Kate Pickett and Heisoo Shin among others.

The 2018 Venice Academy of Human Rights will focus on “Migration, Mobility and Diversity: New Horizons for Human Rights”. Professor François Crépeau, former U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants from 2011 to 2017, current Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University, Canada and recently appointed 2017-2018 International Francqui Professor at Université catholique de Louvain will act as the Academic and Scientific Coordinator of the Academy.

EIUC is honored to welcome back Professor Crépeau to the Monastery of San Nicolò which he first visited in 2014 as part of the faculty of the Venice School of Human Rights where he taught within the cluster on “People on the Move and their Human Rights: the Internalisation of Migration Law and the Role of the EU”.

Admission Requirements

Target: Participation is open to academics, practitioners, Ph.D./J.S.D. and master students 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.

Eligibility: The Academy is an intensive programme of high standard and applicants should be confident that they are academically and linguistically prepared.

Participant must:

  • hold a LLM/MA or PhD/JSD or be currently enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme in human rights, international law, political science, international relations, philosophy, sociology or related subjects,


  • have work experience in one of these fields in an international or non-governmental organisation,


  • work on human rights issues for a government authority or in academia.

Course language: All courses will be taught in English. It is, therefore, indispensable that all participants understand and speak English fluently.

Certificate: All participants attending the course will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the course.

Selection: EIUC will review applications on an on-going basis. This way, EIUC aims to give participants as much time as possible for the organisation of visa, travelling and accommodation (see also: Practical Information).

Applicants Requiring Visas

Non-EU applicants require a Visa to access Italy.
Students requiring Visas usually need to produce an official letter of invitation from the course to the Visa Office. As these are only issued upon receipt of full payment, we encourage non-EU applicants to apply to the summer school at least 4 months prior the beginning of the school with full payment. Following notification of admission, the school will provide you with an invitation letter confirming that you are offered a place in the programme and the fees are paid.

Visa application process can take several months, we strongly recommend applicants to apply as soon as you receive the invitation letter from the Summer School in order to appeal any refusals.

Please visit this website for more information about visa requirements.


We strongly recommend early registration as the number of places is limited.

Early Bird: Enrol by 11 April 2018 to receive a 15% discount!

Full fee application deadline23 May 2018

Applicants fulfilling the conditions for participation will be contacted within a couple of working days after submitting the online Application form. EIUC reserves the right to select participants based on their academic and professional profile. Should the required minimum number of participants not be met the course will be cancelled. Notice will be provided with the full refund of registration fees minus 50,00 € of administrative fees.

Please note that the enrolment of the selected participants will be made on a “first come first served” basis. We therefore invite you to proceed as soon as possible to assure you a place in our course. The enrolment will only be final with the confirmation that the payment of the fee has been received by the secretariat, therefore we kindly ask you to send a scanned copy of the international bank transfer to

The entire application, including the motivation and the curriculum vitae has to be submitted in English. Please also include a non-certified English translation of the required proofs, if the original certificates were not issued in English, French, Spanish or Italian.

Please contact us at the following e-mail in case you receive no reply to your application within 3 working days from sending.


For more information, see the Academy Website.