On December 3rd 2014, the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like you to come to a free training seminar on human rights entitled: “How to Balance National Law and International Law: Theory and Practice”.
During the seminars, one of the world’s leading experts on human rights, Fernand de Varennes, Ph.D will try to explain why it is sometimes difficult to reconcile national law with international legislation. He will also take a closer look at basic legal principles based on the interactions between these two systems. Furthermore, he will explain why discrepancies between them occur by giving detailed information about the theoretical and practical difficulties encountered while following the rules.
The lecture will be held in English, in the headquarters of the European Foundation of Human Rights at Liepkalnio 103, Vilnius LT-02121.
The training is intended for lawyers, judges, administrators, students, people working with groups particularly vulnerable to discrimination, as well as to all others interested in these issues.
The training is free.
The number of participants is limited and reservations are on a ”first-come-first-served” basis. Please apply up until 1st of December, 2014 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants will receive certificates.
10:00 – 10:15 Registration
Fernand de Varennes, Ph.D – obtained a BA Law Degree in Canada, and an MA Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 1996 he obtained his Ph.D. degree in the Netherlands, from Maastricht University. Varennes founded, among others, the school of the first LL.M (Latin-Legum Magister, commonly recognized Master of Laws degree) in the field of human rights. He has taught students in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. He has been an advisory member of many world-renowned research centres and written over 150 articles and books. Currently, he is writing a new book on linguistic rights and a 3 volume book on ethnic and international conflicts.