International human rights and humanitarian law advocacy clinic - AdvoC
Action: Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Modules 2022
AdvoC aims to offer attendees the chance to develop both the theoretical knowledge and a set of practical skills that will enable them to pursue a career in international human rights and humanitarian law advocacy.
Unimi Coordinator: Federica Favuzza
Project partners, scholars involved:
- Federica Favuzza, Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
- Federico Anghelé, The Good Lobby (Italy)
- Giulio Bartolini, University Roma Tre (Italy)
- Nikolas Bass Kallmorgen, PlanBe (Italy)
- Milena Cisilino, Italian Red Cross (Italy)
- Itay Epshtain, Norwegian Refugee Council (Norway) & Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA) (Israel)
- Lilia Giugni, University of Cambridge (The United Kingdom) & GenPol-Gender and Policy Insights (The United Kingdom-Italy)
- Alessandra Lang, Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
- Filippo Marchetti, Trilateral Research (Ireland)
- Joanna Osiejewicz, University of Warsaw (Poland)
- Marco Pedrazzi, Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
- Nicola Riva, Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
- Viviana Spaghetti, Whitehouse Communications (The United Kingdom)
- Mathew Truscott, OXFAM International (Kenya)
- Federica Violi, Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
AdvoC aims to offer students enrolled in the University of Milan or any other higher education institution, as well as recent graduates, the chance to develop both the theoretical knowledge and a set of practical skills that will enable them to pursue a career in international human rights and humanitarian law advocacy at the national, European and International levels.
The activity will be carried out in the form of a spring-summer school and will develop in two phases. In the first phase, attendees will be involved in specific advocacy projects to be agreed upon with NGOs, civil society organisations, etc. (e.g., drafting reports to be submitted to EU institutions or international human rights monitoring bodies). The second phase will consist in a series of seminars on the theory and practice of international human rights and humanitarian law advocacy and on the transversal competences that may be useful to work in this field (e.g., communication skills and legal writing), as well as a final roundtable devoted to the presentation of the clinical activity’s outcomes and the discussion of a topical issue of international human rights and/or humanitarian law with both academics and practitioners.
- Students and recent graduates
- NGOs; civil society; policy makers; the general public