Este reporte fue realizado por Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga
La Academia de Derechos Humanos de Venecia (Venice Academy of Human Rights) presentó su nueva edición de su curso en Derechos Humanos, el cual se llevará a cabo del 9 al 18 de julio de 2012. El tema del curso es “Los Límites de los Derechos Humanos” (The Limits of Human Rights). A continuación se presenta la descripción oficial del curso:
Theme: The Limits of Human Rights
The general theme of the Venice Academy of Human Rights 2012 is 'The Limits of Human Rights'. The aim is not a denial of the importance of human rights but an unvarnished look at discrepancies between human rights thought and scholarship as opposed to the realities in politics and in the field. While human rights have been an important emancipatory tool, there have always been voices highlighting exclusionary effects and insensitivities to particularities of culture, gender or religion. Others warn against a depolitisation of human rights through an increasing administration by legal experts and institutional bureaucracies. Today, challenges to national security and contemporary forms of warfare motivate questions about the effectiveness, the meaning and limits of human rights internationally as much as the complexities of immigration and integration do this nationally. The possible limits, blind spots and downsides are hence traceable in the political and moral life of pluralist societies, in the activities of international and regional organisations, in contemporary armed conflicts and in the very orthodoxies and paradigms of intellectual approaches to human rights. The Venice Academy provides an open forum to discuss these and other issues related to the promises and limits of what human rights and “universal” values can possibly achieve.
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is a centre of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It forms part of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) which is a leading institution for research and education in Europe. The Venice Academy wants to provide an enriching interdisciplinary forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in human rights research, education and training. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to participate in critical and useful research, innovation and exchange of current knowledge.
The Academy offers interdisciplinary thematic programmes open to academics, practitioners and Ph.D./J.S.D. students from all over the world who have an advanced knowledge of human rights. A maximum of 55 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 other experts. This includes the opportunity to present and discuss their own "work in progress" such as drafts of articles, chapters of doctoral theses or books and other projects.
At the end of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.
Participants: Academics, practitioners and PhD/JSD students
Type of courses: Plenary lectures, optional workshops and seminars
Number of hours: 21 for the plenary part (morning), min. 16 for the optional part (afternoon)
Dates: Monday 9 July - Wednesday 18 July 2012 (1.5 weeks)
Location: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice - Lido, Italy
Fees: 500 €
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