EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS STANDARDS IN DISASTER SETTINGS
Free for graduate students, € 100,00 for PhD students, € 300,00 Euro for professionals
The course is intended for graduate and post-graduate students, research fellows and other academics, practitioners working on disaster-management issues for national and international organizations, NGOs and other actors active in the area (e.g. IFRC, national Red Cross Societies, etc.).
Over the last years, the impact of natural and technological disasters has been constantly on the rise, both within and outside the EU. Looking at this phenomenon through a legal lens, it is widely acknowledged that disasters heavily impact on the rights of the affected communities. At the same time, humanitarian organizations insist that human rights principles should be integrated into disaster management policies in order to strengthen prevention, response, and recovery efforts, while increasing the protection of the affected individuals and communities. However, the real impact of human rights standards on disaster prevention and response has been insufficiently explored so far. Efforts to disseminate human rights standards applicable in disaster settings have been limited, including in Europe. The intensive course on European and International Human Rights Standards in Disaster Settings (EIHRSDS) aims at addressing these gaps.
• Provide participants with a sound knowledge of the legal frameworks pertaining to disaster management activities and the role of human rights in the prevention and response to natural and technological disasters;
• Raise awareness on the crucial role of human rights in disaster settings, and therefore favour a more human-rights sensitive approach to disaster management;
• Engage participants in exchanges of ideas and experiences so as to foster academic and professional cooperation among all those involved.
The teaching methodology will be characterized by a combination of frontal lecturing and more interactive training techniques (simulation exercises, case study solving, etc.).
Participants will have access to on-line resources ahead of the sessions, so as to favour their active participation during classes and improve the learning experience.
At the end of the Course the Sant’Anna School will issue a certificate of attendance to participants who have attended at least 80% of classes, with value to the extent permitted by law. For participants passing the final test the certificate will also include the number of ECTS credits obtained.
For more information about the Course, please visit the EIHRSDS website.