Global Campus Human Rights Journal

Publication OpportunitiesThe Global Campus of Human Rights is proud to announce the launch of the Global Campus Human Rights Journal (gchrj), a peer-reviewed online publication serving as a forum for rigorous scholarly analysis, critical commentaries, and reports on recent developments pertaining to rights and democratisation globally. The first issue is now available online.

gchrj is edited by a team of three, led by Frans Viljoen, Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, who is assisted by two co-editors: Vahan Bournazian, Professor at Yerevan State University in Armenia, and Matthew Mullen, Lecturer at Mahidol University of Bangkok in Thailand. They are supported by an International Editorial Advisory Board of experts from a group of world-renowned universities, within and outside the Global Campus of Human Rights, covering a wide range of disciplines.

There is an increasing need for a forum fostering dialogue and collaboration between stakeholders, including academics, activists in human rights and democratisation, ngos and civil society”  Prof. Viljoen said. “gchrj will be able to fill this need by adopting multi- and inter-disciplinary perspectives, and using comparative approaches”.

The challenges of today’s world are multifaceted and transnational in nature. They cause heated debate and controversy and require multi-layered answers. The contribution of gchrj is to provide expertise to guide responses and solutions and to infuse them with ethical, human rights-based perspectives.

STRUCTURE and SUBMISSIONS
gchrj consists of two sections, each containing full-length peer-reviewed academic articles. The first section contains solicited and unsolicited articles on various themes. The second section provides an overview of recent regional developments on human rights and democratisation across the globe, including analyses of decisions or findings of relevant courts or other bodies.

gchrj is an open access journal and is published biannually. Submissions (in English, French or Spanish) are welcome at any time and should be sent to Isabeau de Meyer. No fees are charged for submission or article processing. Submissions should conform to the guidelines for authors.

Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy

Study AbroadThe Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly organised by EIUC and CHRA. The 7-day intense programme is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy. The School provides a unique occasion for participants to share ideas and foster critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers in conjunction with the 74th Venice international Film Festival, and learn how to use visual media as a tool for social and cultural change. Participants will be given accreditation to the Film Festival providing access to a selection of festival screenings.

THE PROGRAMME: The Summer School offers an exciting combination of lectures, film screenings, discussions and working groups that combine human rights expertise, media studies and video advocacy strategies. The eight teaching sessions develop issues relating to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights illustrated in Films, a History of Human Rights Cinema, Freedom of Expression and Censorship, the Role of the Media in Advancing Human Rights Causes, the Use of Video in Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy, Production and Distribution of Human Rights Films and Social Documentaries and Documentary Film Project Development. Each module is illustrated by film or documentary screenings.

LECTURERS AND EXPERTS: The faculty is composed by internationally acclaimed experts in film, television, photography and human rights such as the photographer and filmmaker Nick Danziger, Professor of international law at Middlesex University in London Bill Schabas, Dartmouth Films Founder and Managing Director Christopher Hird, EIUC Secretary General Manfred Nowak, Chair of International Law – University of Antwerp Koen de Feyeter, Witness Programme Manager Kelly Matheson, and Senior Lecturer in Film and Television at Birkbeck – University of London Emma Sandon.

Dates: 28 August – 3 September 2017
Early bird deadline: 15 May 2017 // Deadline for enrolment: 21 June 2017

Venice School of Human Rights/Academy of Human Rights 2017 (Italy)

Venice School of Human Rights
9-17 June 2017

European InterUniversity Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) Venice School of Human Rights was born in 2010 with the goal of studying today’s challenges in the field of human rights. It allows its participants coming from all over the world to list these challenges and examine their reasons and possible solutions they can deploy. The EIUC Venice School at the same time, combines theory and practice and its faculty involves both academics and practitioners. The Venice School intends to highlight that the respect for human rights is the responsibility of all, that «Human Rights are our responsibility».

Courses are scheduled to take place in Venice at the premises of EIUC over a period of 9 days. The venue of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation is the graceful Benedictine Monastery of San Nicolò, situated on the lagoon side of the Lido of Venice. The Monastery was founded in the 11th century and transformed into a Renaissance cloister in the 16th century. After the suppression of the Benedictine order in 1770, the monastery was re-opened by Franciscan monks for educational purposes.


Venice Academy of Human Rights
3 – 12 July 2017

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 this summer.

Branko Milanović, Visiting Presidential Professor at the Graduate Center City University of New York and a LIS Senior Scholar, is going to deliver the opening lecture of the Venice Academy of Human Rights.
Olivier De Schutter, Professor at the University of Louvain (UCL) and at SciencesPo (Paris), will deliver the general course.

Type of courses: Lectures, seminars, discussion sessions and panel presentations
Number of hours: 34 hours
Venue: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice Lido, Italy

CFP AHRI 2017: Promotion & Enforcement of Human Rights

2017 AHRI CONFERENCE
The Promotion and Enforcement of Human Rights by International and Regional Organizations: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities
27-28 April 2017, Leuven, Belgium

Deadline for abstract submissions: 2 January 2017

The Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), the FRAME Project and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (KU Leuven) are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2017 AHRI Conference, which will be held in Leuven. This international conference aims to take a broad and comparative view of the achievements and potential, but also of the challenges of international and regional organizations in promoting and enforcing human rights. Further details of the call can be found in the attached document.

EIUC Venice School of Human Rights

Venice School of Human Rights
Dates: 24 June – 2 July 2016
Type of courses: Lectures in the plenum and smaller seminars
Registration deadline: 13 May 2016
Email: veniceschool@eiuc.org
Scientific Director: Prof. Florence Benoit-Rohmer, Strasbourg University
Project Manager: Ms Alberta Rocca, EIUC Senior Project Manager

Introduction
EIUC Venice School of Human Rights was born in 2010 with the goal of studying today’s challenges in the field of human rights.

It allows its participants coming from all over the world to list these challenges and examine their reasons and possible solutions they can deploy. The EIUC Venice School at the same time, combines theory and practice and its faculty involves both academics and practitioners. The Venice School intends to highlight that the respect for human rights is the responsibility of all, that « Human Rights are our responsibility ».

Courses are scheduled to take place in Venice at the premises of the European Inter-University Centre in Human Rights and Democratisation over a period of 9 days. The courses will be taught in English by internationally recognised experts in the fields of human rights belonging to EIUC’s partner universities and other organisations that support EIUC projects and endeavors.

Participants will benefit from an extremely rich cultural environment including visits to museums, galleries, churches and the Venice Biennale. Finally, they will be able to relax and enjoy walking along the Lido beaches or cycling around the island once the courses finish in the afternoon.

EIUC Training for International Electoral Observers (Italy)

The Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is running a two modules Training Seminar for International Electoral Observers from 18-23 April 2016.

Target: The two modules are devoted to those applicants with no experience in election observation or to those observers who have participated to a maximum of two missions as short term observers. EIUC will accept candidatures for each separate module or both combined.

Eligibility: Lectures are conceived for an audience of graduates mainly in Law, Political Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology or similar who want to address international election observation from a multi-disciplinary approach that will be useful in further engagements on the field.

Faculty: it is composed by well-known international trainers and professionals with a long standing practical experience in election observation missions within international organisations such as the European Union and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Methodology: the course will combine frontal lecturers in plenary, working groups as well as role plays, discussions and simulation exercises.
Training language: all courses will be held in English. It is, therefore, essential that all participants understand and speak English fluently.

Module I
Dates: 18-20 April 2016
Starting with a thorough introduction on the international observation theory and legal standards the first module will analyse the practical life of a short term observer from the selection procedure to the end of mission including the observation of the polls, the filling of the forms, the reporting system and the code of the conduct.

Module II
Dates: 21-23 April 2016
The second module will introduce the participants to the long-term election observation by analysing in depth some of the aspects related to an international observation mission such as working relations, interviewing techniques, media and security.
Deadline for enrolment: 1 April 2016 – Early bird 4 March 2016

For any general query about IEO training seminar you can drop an email or use the contact form
Location: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice Lido (Italy)
Training Responsible: Demetrio Lazagna
Project Manager: Alberta Rocca

A Global Force for Human Rights? (Spain)

Workshop in Seville: ‘A global force for human rights? Assessing the EU’s comprehensive approach to human rights in crisis management and conflict’
March 11, 2016

About the workshop
The workshop will consist of two panels. The first panel will deal with the applicable regulatory frameworks regarding human rights violations in conflicts and the protection of vulnerable groups. The second panel will discuss the integration of human rights and international Humanitarian Law (IHL) and democracy/rule of law principles and tools into the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and missions and evaluating their impact on vulnerable groups.

The keynote speech is entitled “A Global Force for Human Rights? Preliminary Findings from the FRAME Project” by Prof. Dr. Jan Wouters. Speakers include Prof. Dr. Gerd Oberleitner, University of Graz/ETC Graz; Prof. Dr. Francesco Seatzu, University of Cagliari; Dr. Mikaela Heikkilä, Åbo Akademi University; Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Salmón, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; Prof. Dr. Cristina Churruca, University of Deusto; Ms. Ines Thevarajah, Human Rights Focal Point at the CPCC (EEAS); and Mr. Gabino Regalado de los Cobos, Colonel, EUTM Mali.

Register
If you would like to attend the workshop, please register with Laura Iñigo.

Programme
The programme of the workshop can be found here.

Abstract
The TEU directs the Union to respect human rights whenever it conducts activities on the international scene, including EU external policies in response to conflicts and crisis situations. The promotion of human rights at the international level is one of the principal objectives of the EU´s external action (Art. 3, para. 5). This principle is formulated in Art. 21, paragraph 2 under the Union´s commitment to `define and pursue common policies and actions, and (to) work for a high degree of cooperation in all fields of international relations, in order to: … b) consolidate and support democracy, the rule of law, human rights and the principles of international law’. In the 2012 Strategic Framework on Human Rights and Democracy and the 2015-2019 Action Plan for its implementation the EU addresses current and anticipates future challenges in the field and indicates solutions to enhance policy effectiveness and coherence, by proposing a comprehensive human rights approach to conflicts and crisis´ (third strategic area of the Action Plan).

This international conference is organised by the Research Group ‘Human Rights and Globalisation’ (SEJ055) of the University of Seville, and aims at discussing the findings of the FRAME project regarding the European Union external policies in response to conflicts and crisis situations. One of the main objectives of FRAME is to survey and analyse contemporary human rights violations especially against vulnerable groups, within the context of conflict and crisis within and among States, between and within communities and their link with historical and cultural factors.

This conference seeks to address ways to prevent and overcome violence through the critical assesment of the instruments available to the EU to integrate human rights, humanitarian law and democracy/rule of law principles in these policies with a focus on vulnerable groups in society (e.g., children, internally displaced persons and refugees).

Venue
The workshop will take place at the Law School of the University of Seville located at the Campus Pirotecnia, Av. Enramadilla 18-20, 41018, Seville (Spain).

Miami University in Ohio job ad: Diaspora Studies, Human Rights & Transnational Migration

Assistant Professor of Diaspora Studies, Human Rights, and Transnational Migration
Miami University in Ohio
Deadline: Open until filled
Date Posted: November 3, 2015
Type: Tenured, tenure track

Global and Intercultural Studies: Assistant Professor of Diaspora Studies, Human Rights, and Transnational Migration, focus on migration and mobility to teach introductory courses in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, in addition to advanced courses in the candidates area of specialization; advise students; maintain an active research agenda; and provide service to the institution.  The successful candidate will also contribute to some of the departments other academic programs: Asian/Asian-American Studies; American Studies; Black World Studies; Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies; International Studies; and Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Required:  Ph.D. in one of the following: anthropology, economics, ethnic studies, gender studies, history, geography, literary studies, political science, philosophy, religion, interdisciplinary areas or related field by December 31, 2016 for re-appointment to second year. Strong candidates will be scholars with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in the global forces and frameworks undergirding migration and mobility. Strong candidates also will be scholars whose work engages transnational and diaspora studies broadly defined, with an emphasis on the ways in which race, ethnicity, and/or gender have shaped the conditions of human migration, displacement, and settlement and impacted human rights issues. We encourage applicants whose interests intersect with the study of migration and mobility in historical or contemporary perspective from any number of angles, including (but not limited to) slavery, human trafficking, immigration, as well as the study of migration and refugees. We welcome details about how the applicant will contribute to the Global & Intercultural Studies Department and its co-major. Submit letter of interest and cv via email.  Additional materials (letters of reference, writing sample, teaching philosophy) will be requested at a later date. Direct inquiries to Dr. Jana Braziel

<span style=”font-size: small;”>Screening of applications begins November 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  

<span style=”font-size: small;”>With a student body of over 15,000 undergraduate and 2,250 graduate students at its Oxford campus, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Graduate programs complement and enhance the undergraduate educational experience. Our unwavering commitment to teaching and learning is demonstrated in the University’s record of exceptional retention and graduation rates, and their consistently strong and engaged alumni community. Miami University serves the citizens of the state of Ohio, as well as a regional and increasingly national and international constituency. Miami’s main campus is in Oxford, 35 miles north of Cincinnati, with two regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, the Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio, and the Miami University Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg.

PRISMA Human Rights Photo Contest

The Global Campus of Master’s Programmes and Diplomas in Human Rights and Democratisation invites photographers, professional and amateurs, from any part of the world to submit their work to PRISMA – Human Rights Photo Contest. On 11 September 2015, an exhibition with the selected images, along with photographs by the special guest photographer Rena Effendi, will open in Venice, during the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, at the Monastery of San Nicolò, the premises of EIUC, the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation.

The day of the exhibition’s opening will be marked by an event with live music and talks on the theme “Freedom” and the connection between art, photography, cultural production, media and human rights.

THE GOAL
The goal of PRISMA is to complement academic research with other media of knowledge, such as photography, to reach a wider international public and foster a better understanding of human rights issues and their protection. PRISMA aims to become an annual event, and to create a network of artists, intellectuals and professionals interested in strengthening the protection of human rights and the promotion of democracy and peace.

THEME
The theme for the 2015 edition is “Freedom”. The value of Freedom is at the very core of the concept of human rights: freedom from oppression, freedom of speech and belief, freedom from fear, freedom of thought and freedom of opinion. The images submitted for the photo competition should illustrate the relevance of “Freedom” as a fundamental human right and the importance of defending it.

HOW TO APPLY
You can submit your photo by registering on the website of PRISMA, entries submitted by e-mail or regular post will not be accepted. The entry period is from the 1 May to the 30 June 2015. Entries will be evaluated by a jury on the basis of subject, originality, artistic merit and style. There is no entrance fee.

Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management (Pisa, Italy)

Call for Applications for the XIV Edition of the Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy)- 2016

Applications shall be submitted online at www.humanrights.sssup.it
Applications for admission by non EU citizens shall be sent no later than July 2, 2015 (1st round of selection) or September 17, 2015 (2nd round of selection)
Applications for admission by EU citizens shall be sent no later than October 15, 2015

Description:
The Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly field oriented, prepares participants for working with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN system and regional organisations, also operating in the context of complex emergencies and joint operations.

Structure:
The Programme is divided into two didactic modules, running between mid January and the end of July 2016, followed by an internship or field experience of min. 3 and max. 6 months, starting from August 2016, and a presentation of the students’ final dissertation in spring 2017.

Key features:
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1 year post-graduate professionalizing and field-oriented programme
*Interdisciplinary nature of the programme with a methodology characterized by a combination of theory and practice
*Lecturers and trainers chosen among high level academics, diplomats, international organizations officers and NGOs activists, thus offering a wealth of both academic and field expertise
*Mandatory internship/field experience in leading organisations working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at Headquarters
*Career service with specific sessions on career coaching and recruiting session with UNV
*International and multicultural student environment

Why should I apply?
You should apply if you are looking for a professionalizing and mission/field-oriented international master programme, as offered by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, an example of academic excellence in training and research. If your training needs include practical skills, besides relevant theoretical knowledge, as well as internship/field-experience with prestigious international organizations, this training programme is highly relevant for you.

Curriculum:
The curriculum is strongly multidisciplinary and field oriented and includes courses in: International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, Geopolitics, HRs philosophical dimension, Economic Development, Theories and Techniques of Conflict Management, International PK and PB operations, International HR Field operations, International Election Observation missions, International Humanitarian operations, International Project Development, Personal security, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine & First Aid, Essentials of Research and Writing, Career coaching.

Internship:
The internship is meant to supplement the in-class training with a relevant hand-on experience, to be carried out with a renowned organization working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at headquarters.

Tuition fee:
The tuition fee for the full Programme is 7.500,00 euros, payable in two installments. It covers the following: attendance costs and participation to field trips, didactic material (in electronic format), tutorship, lunch (on class and exam days), access to all facilities of the Scuola (including library and computer rooms). It does not include accommodation costs in Pisa and during the internship, nor travel expenses.

The Master Programme offers one scholarship in memory of Gualtiero Fulcheri – former UN Assistant Secretary General – covering the full tuition fee and to be awarded to the most deserving applicant. Depending on financial availability, reduced tuition fee might be offered to citizens from non-OECD countries who are eligible for a study visa for Italy .

Contact
For further details, download the brochure, visit the website, or contact:
Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Via Cardinale Maffi, 27 56126 Pisa – ITALY
E-mail: humanrights@sssup.it
Tel. +39 050 882653
Fax +39 050 882665