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Human Rights Training Opportunities - 2007

December 2007

*December 1 - 15, 2007
Kolkata, India

5th Annual Winter Course on Forced Migration

This course intends to serve multiple objectives study, training, capacity building, and pooling of available resources in displacement studies. The course involves several university departments and personnel, and other institutions working in this area.

Deadline of application: May 31, 2007

Sponsored by: Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group
See
website for details.


November 2007

*November 26 - December 7, 2007
Copenhagen, Denmark

International Human Rights – Basic Course

The objective of the course is to:
- To provide participants with information and skills that will enable them to integrate human rights principles and standards into their daily work relating to human rights
- To enable participants to form networks with like-minded professionals from similar countries and institutions, as well as from different kinds of institutions and countries, so as to benefit from each others experiences and problem solving

Deadline of application: August 21, 2007

Sponsored by: Danish Institute for Human Rights
See
website for details.

*November 12 - 23, 2007
Pretoria, South Africa

International Humanitarian Law

This course deals with principles of humanitarian law essential to good governance.

Sponsored by: Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria and the Regional Delegation of the International Committee for the Red Cross for Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean
See website for details.

*November 12 - 16, 2007
Turku/Abo, Finland

Challenges to International Humanitarian Law

This intensive course is meant to provide insights into new developments of and challenges to international humanitarian law. International experts will, inter alia, deal with the interaction between human rights law and humanitarian law and international criminal law. Issues such as child soldiers and genocide will also be addressed.

Sponsored by: Institute for Human Rights/Abo Akademi University
See website for details.


October 2007

*October 29 - November 2, 2007
Copenhagen, Denmark

Human Rights Monitoring and Reporting in Developing Countries

The course will provide an introduction to knowledge, skills, and tools that will enable the participants to monitor, analyze and report on human rights, at the levels of incident monitoring and country reporting.

Deadline of application: June 25, 2007

Sponsored by: Danish Institute for Human Rights
See
website for details.

*October 27 - November 3, 2007
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Field Exercise at
Irish Defence Forces Training Facility
Coolmoney Camp, County Wicklow, Ireland

Human Rights Fieldwork - Principles, Strategies and Skills

The training programme will explore the principles underpinning effective human rights fieldwork, enhance the skills of participants needed to carry this out safely before/during/after armed conflict, ensure that human rights fieldwork is relevant, effective, sustainable, participatory and accountable, raise participants’ self-awareness of skills required to undertake international human rights fieldwork. The training programme is intended for development and humanitarian aid workers, civilian/military peace-keepers, NGO and IGO field staff.

Overview of Training Programme:
- Evolution of international human rights law and implementation mechanisms relevant to human rights fieldwork
- The full cycle of human rights monitoring from information gathering to stimulating sustainable progress in conflict/post-conflict environments
- Case studies for monitoring the full spectrum of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights
- Interviewing and reporting techniques
- Applying development programming to human rights fieldwork
- Working with field partners, co-operating and building relationships
- Personal preparedness including, safety/security, stress/trauma etc.
- Simulation of core field challenges, such as intercultural sensitivities, teamwork, leadership etc. including a Field Exercise in conjunction with the Irish Defence Forces

Priority for applications received by August 1.

Information: IHRN Training Programmes

*October 22 - 26, 2007
Copenhagen, Denmark

Vulnerable Groups and Freedom from Discrimination in the International Human Rights Context

The objective of the course is to:
- Introduce the participants to the principle of nondiscrimination and equal treatment, as stipulated and protected by human rights conventions
- Raise awareness on the phenomenon of discrimination in various sectors – what are the causes and effects of discrimination
- Introduce legal and substantial instruments to monitor and combat discrimination

Deadline of application: June 25, 2007

Sponsored by: Danish Institute for Human Rights
See website for details.

*October 15 - 27, 2007
Sando, Sweden

Rule of Law Training Course

The objective of the course is to provide participants with knowledge needed in a rule-of-law mission or in a rule-of-law component of a more comprehensive peace mission, and the skills necessary to perform well in a crisis-stricken environment. The course combines lectures, seminars, case studies, discussions in smaller groups, and simulations.

Location: Sando (Sweden) Deadline of application: August 25, 2007

Sponsored by: Folke Bernadotte Academy
See website for details.

*October - Mid-December, 2007
The University of Nottingham, Human Rights Law Centre
University Park, Nottingham, UK

Short Course on Human Rights Law

The course provides an in-depth understanding of international human rights standards, looking at the human rights systems of organisations such as the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the OAS and the African Union. It provides a valuable insight for those working for NGOs or in government, as well as graduates, lecturers and legal or other professionals. The course features organised visits to NGOS, criminal courts and prisons.

The fee for three months is £2,950.

Sponsored by: Human Rights Law Centre

See website for details.


September 2007

*September 19 - December 11, 2007
Internet (Distance Learning Course)

Project Development and Management in the NGO Sector

This course will introduce the basic elements of project development and management. Step-by-step processes and techniques will be introduced for the various phases of a project life cycle. The course is intended for staff of non-governmental organisations who have responsibility for designing and carrying out a project, but with relatively little experience. Participants will be assisted in the development of a project plan that could be submitted to senior management or a funding agency.

Deadline of application: June 1,2007

Sponsored by: HREA
See
website for details.

*September 17 - December 16, 2007
Internet (Distance Learning Course)

Armed Conflict, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

This distance learning course offers an introduction to the law or armed conflict, or international humanitarian law, as it is known. It critically examines the role of law in armed conflict and demonstrates how law can guide the conduct of hostilities, mitigate the consequences of the use of armed force, and protect civilians in both international and non-international armed conflicts. It puts the law of armed conflict in a political context, traces recent developments in this particular area of law, discusses the role of international criminal law, the convergence between human rights and humanitarian law, gender and law, and the protection of vulnerable groups such as children.

Deadline of application: July 1, 2007

Sponsored by: HREA
See website for details.

*September 17 - 21, 2007
Melbourne, Australia

Disability in Developing Countries

The course aims to increase knowledge of the issues surrounding disability in developing countries; to provide skills for designing, implementing and evaluating disability programs; and to introduce the concepts and means of mainstreaming disability into development programs.

Sponsored by: Australian International Health Institute
See website for details.

**September 12 - December 4, 2007
Internet (Distance Learning Course)

Introduction to Human Rights Education

The course will introduce the international field of human rights education (HRE), including presentations of programming approaches, teaching and learning resources, and related theory. The course is intended for educators and trainers working in both the formal and nonformal sectors. Participants will be assisted in the development of a curriculum, training, or plan to use these skills to further their organisation's advocacy efforts.

Deadline of application: June 1, 2007

Sponsored by: HREA
See website for details.

*September 10 - December 16, 2007
Internet (Distance Learning Course)

Research & Evaluation in the NGO Sector

NGO staff members, human rights activists and educators will be introduced to the fundamentals of research design, qualitative and quantitative methods, data collection and applications for improving programming. Learners will participate in exercises to develop basic research skills, analyse research studies, and will practise designing a research or evaluation project. Course participants will also become better "consumers" of such studies. Participants are encouraged to come to the course with a research or evaluation project idea that can be developed within the course.

Deadline of application: July 1, 2007
See website for details.

*September 10 - 22, 2007
Frankfurt, Oder, Germany

The European System of Human Rights Protection

This course provides an integrated treatment of the various supranational European systems and of specifically European issues of human rights protection.

Deadline of application: May 31, 2007

Sponsored by: Europa-Universitaet Viadrina
See website for details.

*September 5 - November 27, 2007
Internet (Distance Learning Course)

Introduction to the European System of Human Rights Protection and Promotion

This distance learning course provides participants with practical guidance on how to protect human rights through the European human rights system, and specifically the institutions and treaties of the Council of Europe. Participants will be introduced to the main European human rights conventions and jurisprudence, primarily as developed through the European Court of Human Rights. The course addresses European human rights standards as they apply to civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights, and the rights of minorities. Case studies on the freedom of expression, homosexuality, violence against women, protection of the mentally-ill, prisoner's rights, and the rights of refugees and internally displaced persons, will deepen participants' understanding of the European human rights standards and machinery.

Deadline of application: July 1, 2007

Sponsored by: HREA
See website for details.

*September 5 - November 27, 2007
Internet (Distance Learning Course)

Human Rights Monitoring

This distance learning course provides participants practical guidance on how to monitor human rights. Participants will be introduced to the doctrine and methodology of human rights monitoring, primarily as developed through the work of international organisations and NGOs.

Deadline of application: June 1, 2007

Sponsored by: HREA
See website for details.

*September 3 - 7, 2007
Pretoria, South Africa

Gender Equality

This course examines the latest developments with regard to gender equality and considers the implications thereof for the women of Africa.

Sponsored by: Centre for Human Rights/Faculty of Law/University of Pretoria
See website for details.

*September 1 - 7, 2007
University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

Human Rights Based Approaches to Development: Programme Cycle Management

This programme will explore the principles, policies and practice underpinning human rights based development and enhance participants’ skills in programming on this basis. Participants are facilitated in approaching their own development as an on-going process to enhance skills in teamwork, building relationships, communication, advocacy and designing strategic partnerships. Reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of human rights based development, the training programme is aimed at policy advisors, project managers etc, with human rights specialisation, experience in development or humanitarian contexts as well as those working in development issues in industrialised countries.

A version of HRBA programme (tailored for the East African context) will also take place in Kampala in February 2007

Information on all IHRN Training programmes at: International Human Rights Network Website


August 2007

*August 23 - September 12, 2007
Venice, Italy

EIUC Summer School on Cinema and Human Rights

This summer school wishes to bring together students and professionals involved in both the fields of human rights and cinema to reflect on the use of cinema as an instrument for enhancing human rights awareness.

Deadline of application: May 17, 2007

Sponsored by: European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) See website for details.

*August 20 - September 1, 2007
Utrecht, The Netherlands

2007 International Human Rights Academy

The various intensive courses that make up the Academy are designed to provide high quality legal education in comparative international human rights and humanitarian law, with an emphasis on practical aspects in the various fields. Lectures are given by members of the organizing universities and institutes and by highly experienced practitioners in the field of human rights, coming from different intergovernmental and other international institutions.

Deadline of application: April 20, 2007

Sponsored by; International Human Rights Academy
See website for details.

*August 20 - 31, 2007
The Hague, The Netherlands /Leuven, Belgium

Summer Course Human Rights 2007

This summer course is a joint initiative of the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research, the Catholic University of Leuven and Northwestern University of Chicago. Plenary sessions are combined with visits to international organisations like the International Court of Justice in The Hague and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Deadline of application: Apil 20, 2007

Sponsored by: School of Human Rights Research
See website for details.

*August 13 - 24, 2007
Turku/Åbo, Finland

Advanced Course on the International Protection of Human Rights

The course aims at providing a profound insight into, and analysis of, the system of international human rights protection in the light of contemporary problems and relevant case law. The course is composed of lectures, case studies in working-groups, seminars and an optional essay.

Deadline of applications: April 16, 2007

Sponsored by: The Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University
See website for details.

*August 5 - 17, 2007
Salzburg, Austria

9th Summer Session Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law

The main focus of this summer course is international criminal law and international justice, substantive international criminal law and the organisation of international judicial bodies, in particular, the ad hoc Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda as well as the International Criminal Court.

Deadline of application: April 30, 2007

Sponsored by: Institute for Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Criminology/Paris-Lodron-Univ
See website for details.


July 2007

*July 29 - August 4, 2007
Washington, D. C., USA

Summer Institute for Secondary School Teachers

The 16th Annual USIP Summer Institute is designed to enhance substantive expertise and teaching skills primarily for use in secondary school classes in world history, United States history and government, geography, and global studies.

Deadline of applications: February 7, 2007

Sponsored by: United States Institute for Peace (USIP)
See
website for details.

*July 22 - 27, 2007
Fredericton, Canada

Summer Institute in Human Rights for Teachers

This course is offered during the human rights summer institute designed for pre-service teachers, practicing teachers, and professionals in related fields. The course introduces participants to the various rights, instruments, and issues relevant to the classroom and provides opportunities for teachers and others to increase their knowledge base in the human rights field.

Sponsored by: Atlantic Human Rights Centre/St. Thomas University
See website for details.

*July 16 - 20, 2007
Sydney, Australia

Intensive Course on Health, Development and Human Rights

This four-and-a-half day course seeks to engage students, scholars, human rights practitioners, health professionals, activists, development professionals, public defenders and members of civil society in a dialogue about the reciprocal integration between health, human development and human rights as well as present tools that stakeholders can use to incorporate a health, development and human rights framework into their work.

Deadline of application: May 31, 2007

Sponsored by: UNSW Initiative for Health and Human Rights/School of Public Health & Community Medicine/University of New South Wales
See website for details.

*July 15 - 25, 2007
Graz, Austria

HUMSEC Summer Academy on Human Security

The Summer Academy is part of the project HUMSEC – Human Security in the Western Balkan region: the impact of transnational terrorist and criminal organisations on the peace-building process of the region realised in the 6th Framework Programme.

Deadline of application: April 15, 2007

Sponsored by: the European Commission
See website for details.

*July 14 - 22, 2007
Arantzazu, Spain

International Institute on Peace Education 2007

This summer course will explore the theme of "Identity, Interdependence & Nonviolent Transformations - Practical Priorities of Education in Transitions to Peace". The special sub-theme of the program, Practical Priorities of Education in Transitions to Peace, is an inquiry into how we can actualise, adapt and design peace education for particular moments of transition towards peace that are being experienced in the world, with special consideration given to the Basque Country and participants' local communities.

Deadline of application: March 15, 2007

Sponsored by: Baketik, Peace Education Center/Teachers College/Columbia University
See website for details.

*July 9 - 20, 2007
Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

Gender and Organization Development

The overall aim of the course is to enhance the understanding of the concepts of gender and development, and in mainstreaming gender in institutions and programmes. The course covers the history and rationale of gender and organisational development, gender analysis and planning, methods and processes for gender needs assessment and institutional audit.

Sponsored by: International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)-Africa Regional Center
See website for details.

*July 9 - 13, 2007
Budapest, Hungary

Central European University Summer University
Teaching Law, Human Rights and Ethics

This is a one-week course for junior law faculty and senior students interested in pursuing academic career, who wish to learn more about the use of innovative methods of teaching about human rights in relation to various aspects of rule of law, ethics, including experiential learning. The course is devoted to giving participants knowledge on cutting-edge topics, specifically within the themes of: (1) human rights and the rule of law, and (2) professional ethics. The course will also provide skills development in new methods of pedagogy. The ultimate goal of the course is to convey challenging material, technical know-how and motivation to a group of young academics who will be expected to have an impact on reform of higher legal education through their own curricular innovations.

Deadline of application: February 14, 2007

Sponsored by: Public Interest Law Initiative and Central European University
See website for details.

*July 2 - 27, 2007
Strasbourg, France

38th Annual Study Session on Human Rights:
"Population Movement and Human Rights"

The session's program is composed of: introductory lectures on the foundation, history and anthropology of human rights; given in French and English; thematic courses, whose topics vary each year, are in either French or English; fundamental courses on international human rights protection systems, humanitarian law, criminal law and protection of refugees. They are offered in parallel in French, English, Spanish and Arabic.

Deadline of application: May 15, 2007

Sponsored by: Institut international des droits de l’homme
See website for details.

*July 2 - 20, 2007
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

International Summer School in Forced Migration

Over three weeks, the course looks at the complex phenomenon of forced migration from a number of different angles. Beginning with reflection on the diverse ways of conceptualising forced migration, the course considers the political, legal and psychosocial issues associated with contemporary displacement. Individual course modules also tackle a range of other topics, including globalisation and forced migration, negotiating strategies in humanitarian situations, and development-induced displacement.

Deadline of application: March 1 / May 1, 2007

Sponsored by: Refugee Studies Centre
See website for details.

*July 2 - 14, 2007
San Remo, Italy

7th Summer Course on International Humanitarian Law

The objectives of the summer course are to promote and disseminate the knowledge of international and regional instruments on the protection of refugees and displaced persons; to improve and harmonize their practical application and implementation at the national level; to train government and NGO officials responsible for the implementation of refugee law and the organisation of national refugee law courses.

Sponsored by: International Institute of Humanitarian Law
See website for details.

*July 2 - 14, 2007
Pisa, Italy

Summer School the Civilian Personnel of Peacekeeping and Peace-Building Operations

The overall objective of this summer school is to train a limited number of participants for tasks, usually assigned to the civilian component of the peacekeeping operations and peace-building missions focusing specifically on human rights and electoral assistance and observation.

Deadline of application: May 7, 2007

Sponsored by: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
See website for details.

*July 2 - 13, 2007
Brussels, Belgium

Summer School on European Union Law and Policy on Immigration and Asylum

The aim of the Summer School is to provide its participants with a comprehensive understanding of the immigration and asylum policy of the European Union from a legal point of view.

Deadline of application: June 1, 2007

Sponsored by: Réseau ODYSSEUS Network/Université Libre de Bruxelles
See website for details.

*July 2 - 8, 2007
Sibiu, Romania

International Summer School
Take Attitude, Stop Discrimination!

Twenty students from Romania and 10 from other European countries - undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D students in socio-political studies - are invited to take part in a summer school in Sibiu, the 2007 European Capital of Culture. The focus of the summer school will be the study of European anti-discrimination policies and institutions, in the context of promoting human rights internationally.

Maximum age of the applicants is 26; they will be undergraduates (preferably in their final years), M.A. and Ph.D students in socio-political studies. Additionally, they will be active in a non-governmental organisation promoting human rights, equal opportunities, and fundamental European values.

We have invited lecturers with a strong background in human rights and anti-discrimination from important European universities. The summer school will comprise theoretical approaches to human rights, case studies, training sessions on human rights theory, international human rights law and institutions, the relationship between human rights, mass-media and civil society, as well as anti-discrimination European policies and institutions. At the end of the summer school we have planned a study-visit to central Transylvania, where participants will get the chance to see a positive, centuries-long model of inter-ethnic co-habitation.

Working language will be English. Certificates of participation will be awarded at the end of the course.

Organizers will cover all expenses related to accommodation, meals, and study visits. For students from outside Romania, international travel will also be covered. Participants from Romania will be asked to cover their expenses to and from Sibiu.

Deadline for submitting the applications is April 15, 2007. The application pack consists of the following:

1. 1-page CV;
2. a letter of intention which will address the following issues:
- the reason why you wish to take part in this summer school; please mention any specific topics you are particularly interested in
- how you intend to put into practice the information you will receive during the course

Sponsored by: Department for Inter-Ethnic Relations of the Romanian Government with substantial funding from the European Commission

For any queries and to send your application, please email: summerschool@dri.gov.ro

The list of selected participants will be made available on May 1, 2007 on the Department of Inter-Ethnic Relations Website


June 2007

*June 25 - 30, 2007
The University of Nottingham, Human Rights Law Centre
University Park, Nottingham, UK

Annual Summer School
Reporting to the Human Rights Treaty Bodies:
Maximising the Roles of Governments, National Institutions and Civil Society

The six day programme will focus on providing participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively participate in the reporting process. It will involve presentations by leading experts in the field accompanied by interactive group discussions, case studies and skills-development exercises.

The Summer School is designed to benefit current and potential staff of relevant government departments, national human rights institutions, national and international NGOS as well as UN officials and interested academics. However, the methods utilised in the conduct of the Summer School make it suitable for those with no prior experience in the field.

The fee for the Summer School is £600 for residential participants, with a reduction for non-residential participants. The fee covers costs of tuition, food and accommodation, and the provision of all course materials.

See website for details.
Information: kobie.neita@nottingham.ac.uk or telephone 44-0-115-846-6309

*June 24 - 30, 2007
Manila, Philippines

Making Governance Gender Responsive

The course is composed of modules developed to enhance the participants' understanding of the link between gender and governance as well as increase their awareness of gender biases in governance.

Sponsored by: Center for Asia Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP)
See website for details.

*June 24 - July 6, 2007
Stadtschlaining, Austria

Summer Academy on Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

The purpose of this summer academy is to expand and deepen knowledge about the OSCE and to contribute to its various activities. The courses and special events are designed to provide diplomats who are going to work with OSCE delegations and institutions, and other individuals (scholars, NGO representatives, etc.) intending to work in the areas of fact-finding, human-rights, election monitoring, peaceful settlement of disputes, and other types of international diplomatic and civilian missions.

Deadline of application: May 14, 2007

Sponsored by: Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)
See website for details.

*June 23 - 30, 2007
Warsaw-Miedzeszyn, Poland

18th International Summer School on Human Rights

The School is intended for human rights activists, university teachers and representatives of the institutions from all levels of public administration dealing with human rights issues from Central, Eastern European and CIS countries.

We are sorry to inform that our offer is limited in scope only to those who have not yet participated in our Summer or Winter Schools. The program is open to university graduates or last-year university students. Our programme combines lectures and workshops on the historical and philosophical background of human rights, domestic and international systems of human rights protection as well as applicability of rights of primary importance. The lectures will be given by renown professors, university teachers and experts in the field of human rights and international law.

English and Russian are the working languages of our Summer School. Ability to communicate freely in one of the above is required.

Deadline of application: February 15, 2007

Sponsored by: Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
See website for details (in English) or website (in Russian).

*June 18 - July 7, 2007
Washington, D. C., U.S.A.

Peacebuilding & Development Professional Training Program 2007

The Peacebuilding & Development Summer Institute is one of the first academic programs specifically organized to bridge the two issues of peacebuilding and development. The Institute fosters knowledge, practical experience and skills for practitioners, teachers and students involved in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance and development.

Sponsored by: Peacebuilding & Development Institute/American University/School of Int'l Service
See website for details.

*June 17 - 22, 2007
National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway, Ireland

Summer School on the Rights of Minorities & Indigenous Peoples

The aim of the course is to provide participants with an overview of the legal, political and philosophical issues pertaining to international human rights law and its relationship to minority rights and the rights of indigenous peoples.

Sponsored by: Irish Centre for Human Rights
See website for details.

*June 18 - 22, 2007
Copenhagen, Denmark

Juvenile Justice and Human Rights

Course Content:
• International normative framework on juvenile justice, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Beijing Rules and Riyadh Guidelines
• Comparative discussion of different systems of juvenile justice: Denmark, USA, Germany, Malawi, Serbia
• The flow of juvenile justice, including the concept and methods of diversion, and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms relevant for juvenile justice
• Visit to relevant institutions in Denmark

Sponsored by: Danish Institute for Human Rights
See website for details.

*June 18 - 22, 2007
Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A.

Intensive Course in Health and Human Rights

This rigorous 4-day programme helps a wide range of professionals acquire the skills and background knowledge they need to successfully incorporate a human rights framework into their daily activities. Participants will acquire a basic understanding of both the history and present status of international human rights and international humanitarian law as they apply to public health practice.

Deadline of application: April 27, 2007

Sponsored by: School of Public Health/Boston University, Harvard School of Public Health
See website for details.

*June 11 - 22, 2007
Johannesburg, South Africa

Building Capacity for Rights: Democracy and Development in Africa

This course, intended for people concerned with social change in Africa, aims to build capacity for advancing rights within development and activist organisations. It will assist researchers, advocates, trainers and programme officers from civil society and state institutions to develop practical approaches to using rights advocacy and development programmes.

Deadline of application: May 15, 2007

Sponsored by: Centre for Applied Legal Studies/University of the Witwatersrand, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
See website for details.

*June 11 - 16, 2007
Galway, Ireland

International Criminal Court Summer School

At the end of this intensive course, students can expect to have an excellent working knowledge of the establishment of the International Criminal Court, its applicable law, structures and operations. Lectures also speak to related issues in international criminal law, including universal jurisdiction and immunities.

Deadline of application: May 15, 2007

Sponsored by: Irish Centre for Human Rights
See website for details.

*June 11 - 15, 2007
Copenhagen, Denmark

Ensuring Human Rights in Police Practice

The objective of the course is to:
- Provide participants with an introduction to particular human rights challenges in policing, particularly in the context of developing countries

- Introduce international law and guidelines related to key issues in policing and human rights

- Provide participants with tools and methods for integrating human rights protection into police work, including cooperation between civil society and the police

Deadline of application: March 4, 2007

Sponsored by: Danish Institute for Human Rights
See website for details.

*June 11 - 15, 2007
Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland

INCORE Summer School

The Annual INCORE Summer School is an intensive week of discussion, reflection, learning and networking, facilitated by leading academics and practitioners. The courses reflect the state of the art in conflict resolution thinking and practice, bringing people involved in conflict management together to enhance their practice and to avail of cutting-edge learning.

Deadline of application: February 19, 2007

Sponsored by: INCORE/University of Ulster
See website for details.

*June 10 - 29, 2007
Montreal, Canada

28th International Human Rights Training Program

This annual, intensive three-week program brings together over 100 participants from over 60 countries. The goal of the International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) is to strengthen the capacity of human rights organisations to undertake educational efforts aimed at building a global culture of human rights.

Deadline of application: December 1, 2006

Sponsored by: Equitas
See website for details.

*June 9 - 17, 2007
Toronto, Canada

Summer Course on Refugee Issues

The Summer Course on Refugee Issues is an internationally acclaimed eight-day course for academic and field-based practitioners working in the area of forced migration.

Sponsored by: Centre for Refugee Studies/York University
See website for details.


May 2007

*May 29 - June 15, 2007
Washington, D. C.

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

The Academy offers a program of courses to meet the needs of, inter alia, legal practitioners; counselors in international relief agencies, government agencies, and international organisations; and law students specialising in human rights. Courses offerings will include: Economic, Social & Cultural Rights; European Human Rights Law; Human Rights Advocacy; International Humanitarian Law; International Justice & Domestic Accountability for Human Rights Violations (International Criminal Tribunal, Human Rights Accountability in U.S. Courts); Regional Approaches to Human Rights Law: Africa, America & Asia; Teaching Human Rights: Design & Methods in Law School Clinics; Terrorism & Human Rights; United Nations Human Rights System; Women & International Human Rights Law. A core set of courses will be offered in Spanish.

Deadline of application: May 4, 2007

Sponsored by: Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law/American University/Washington College of Law
See
website for details.

*May 28 - June 15, 2007
The School For International Training (SIT)
Brattleboro, Vermont

The Conflict Transformation Across Cultures Summer Insitute

This is a three-week, three-credit professional development and graduate training program in conflict transformation. It is specifically designed for field workers and managers of development and community-based organizations who serve communities in often-volatile environments.

Participants in the Summer Institute will develop a full range of skills using participatory and experiential learning methods. Learning takes place both in the classroom and as participants live and socialize together in both structured and unstructured activities. With participants representing more than 25 countries, and a wide variety of regional, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, the Summer Institute creates a multicultural learning laboratory in which the skills and techniques learned can be immediate applied, tested, and evaluated. These include:

- Conflict analysis and intervention
- Intercommunal dialogue
- Reconciliation and forgiveness
- Intercultural negotiation and mediation
- Non-violent action
- Peacebuilding and development
- Training design
- Grant writing and fundraising for peace work

Deadline of Application: April 16, 2007

Tuition cost: $1,851

Information: contact@sit.edu or 802-258-3433 or SIT Website

*May 28 - June 5, 2007
San José, Costa Rica

The Practice of Human Rights Protection in the Field

The aim of this course is to provide participants with an in-depth practical understanding of human rights protection in a field setting. Participants will acquire a solid grounding in the key skills that underpin human rights protection, which will enhance their effectiveness as human rights professionals working with IGOs, NGOs and national human rights institutions.

Deadline of application: April 15, 2007

Sponsored by: University for Peace
See website for details.

*May 20 - June 1, 2007
Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)
Rochusplatz 1 A-7461
Stadtschlaining/Burg , Austria

Specialisaton Course on Conflict Transformation

This course aims at enhancing the effectiveness of specialists in fields other than conflict transformation by adding skills for their conflict sensitive action. They can thus improve their daily work in the field, even if they are not primarily conflict workers. It also helps practitioners of conflict transformation to adapt their pre-existing knowledge to the field work context. The course is built on different modules aiming at increasing participants’ operational awareness and handling of the complexity and inter-relatedness of conflict issues as well as the modalities, techniques and impact of third party interventions as related to conflict and peace.

Deadline of application: February 9, 2007

See website for details.

*May 19 - 20 , 2007
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

The Rights of Refugees Under International Law

This weekend seminar focuses on the specific human rights to which all refugees are entitled under the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol. The goal of this short course is to equip policy-makers, advocates and scholars with a solid understanding of the international refugee rights regime.

Sponsored by: Refugee Studies Centre
See website for details.

*May 2 - June 22, 2007
Internet (Distance Learning Course)

Certificate Course in Gender Development

The overall purpose of this training programme is to enhance the gender-responsive planning of participants and their management skills, so that they can more effectively play their part in implementing gender-sensitive development policies and mainstreaming gender in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, MDG's in their various countries. Participants will learn, share, and develop practical methodologies and strategies for extending and promoting gender responsive policies in their organisations and countries.

Deadline of application: April 20, 2007, 5:00pm

Sponsored by: Human Rights and Justice Group International
See website for details.


April 2007

*April 28 - 29, 2007
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Palestinian Refugees and International Law

This two-day workshop places the Palestinian refugee case study within the broader context of the international human rights regime. It examines, within a human rights framework, the policies and practices of Middle Eastern states as they impinge upon Palestinian refugees.

Sponsored by: Refugee Studies Centre
See
website for details.

*April 28 (and April 21), 2007
UCLA International Institute
University of California, Los Angeles, 11248 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Latin American Immigrants and Mobile Communities in the United States
2007 Seminar for Teachers

This seminar will examine the question of immigration to the United States from Mexico and Central America from various perspectives including human rights. This seminar is most suitable for middle school and high school history and social studies teachers.

The registration fee is $25 (non-refundable) and the seminar will be worth 2 University Extension quarter units.

Sponsored by: Amnesty International U.S.A.
Information and registration:Seminar Website

*April 23 - June 29, 2007
Birmingham, UK

Working with Conflict

This ten-week course is run once a year. The overall aim of the course is to provide participants with a broad understanding on a variety of issues and topics relevant to their work and situation, thereby contributing to the capacity of organisations and communities to work for positive change. There is a strong practical focus to the course, with an emphasis on strengthening skills and building capacity

This course attracts a wide range of international participants from NGO’s, grassroots and community-based organisations, and from all sectors of civil society. The participants work in a variety of fields such as human rights, education, the environment, health, peacebuilding – they all work in situations of actual or potential conflict.

Sponsored by: Responding to Conflict

See website for details.

*April 23 - May 11, 2007
Pretoria, South Africa

Regional Course on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The course is intended for professionals, researchers, activists, defenders and trainers to broaden their knowledge and further develop their human rights expertise on the substantive and institutional aspects of the promotion and protection of economic, social and cultural rights at national, regional and international levels.

Deadline of application: February 28, 2007

Sponsored by: Human Rights Trust of Southern Africa (SAHRIT)
See website for details.

*April 23 - May 11, 2007
Pretoria, South Africa

Regional Interdisciplinary Course on Children's Rights

This course will endeavour to bring pertinent children's rights issues to the fore. It will be an opportunity for participants from the different backgrounds and countries of southern Africa to share information and experiences. At the same time study visits will be carried out and presentations and panel discussions by different regional and international experts will be conducted.

Deadline of application: February 28, 2007

Sponsored by: Human Rights Trust of Southern Africa (SAHRIT)
See website for details.

*April 23 - 27, 2007
Kampala, Uganda

Human Rights Based Approaches to Development

The training programme will explore the principles, policies and practice underpinning human rights based development and enhance participants’ skills in programming on this basis. Participants are facilitated in approaching their own development as an on-going process to enhance skills in teamwork, building relationships, communication, advocacy and designing strategic partnerships. Reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of human rights based development, the training programme is aimed at policy advisors, project managers etc, with human rights specialisation, experience in development or humanitarian contexts as well as those working in development issues in industrialised countries.

Please note priority for participation in this training programme will be given to individuals and organisations working in the East Africa region.

Overview of Training Programme:
- Evolution of international human rights law and implementation mechanisms relevant to development
- Legal and policy commitments to HRBA of key development actors
- Five core principles of Human Rights Based Development
- Applying the core principles to programme cycle management from situation analysis and needs assessment through programme design, implementation, management and impact evaluation
- Applying the core principles in conflict and post-conflict environments
- Case studies from justice, health and education sectors
- Key partners for HRBA - building relationships

Queries should be addressed to IHRNEA@ihrnetwork.org
Information: IHRN Training Programmes

*April 23 - 27, 2007
Copenhagen, Denmark

Corruption, Human Rights, and Access to Information

The objective of the course is to:

• Provide participants with an introduction to the phenomenon of corruption, definitions, consequences, and linkage to human rights, with a special focus on developing countries
• Introduce international and national legal frameworks for combating corruption, and explore strategies for reducing and combating corruption, with a special focus on international development and human rights. There will also be special focus on the right to access to information. Not only is the right to access to information a basic human right, but it is also considered to be a precondition for preventing and revealing corruption and maladministration. Consequently knowledge about the right to access to information is a crucial element in the implementation and promotion of human rights and in combating corruption.
• Provide participants with tools for developing anti-corruption programming and activities in their organizations or institutions work

Deadline of application: *February 23, 2007

Sponsored by: Danish Institute for Human Rights

See website for details.

*April 21 and April 28, 2007
UCLA International Institute
University of California, Los Angeles, 11248 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Latin American Immigrants and Mobile Communities in the United States
2007 Seminar for Teachers

This seminar will examine the question of immigration to the United States from Mexico and Central America from various perspectives including human rights. This seminar is most suitable for middle school and high school history and social studies teachers.

The registration fee is $25 (non-refundable) and the seminar will be worth 2 University Extension quarter units.

Sponsored by: Amnesty International U.S.A.
Information and registration:Seminar Website

*April 14 - 23, 2007
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Advocacy

A Training Program in Human Rights and Advocacy for Minority and Indigenous Advocates in the Asia-Pacific Region

There is a growing body of human rights standards and principles available for indigenous advocates wishing to engage state and non-state actors in negotiations and advocacy over land and resource use and ownership. The training program will include issues of corporate accountability, intellectual property rights and the environment. These are pressing issues at the heart of tensions and conflict for many countries in the region.

Sponsored by: Diplomacy Training Program, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Visit Diplomacy Training Program Website for details.


March 2007

*(Deadline of Application March 31, 2007)

Media, Conflict and Peace Studies 2007-2008

Objectives:
- To meet the growing demand from students and mid-career professionals to develop skills to manage the many complex ways in which media interact with conflict, peace and security.
- To inspire new thinking about media coverage of conflict on international and local levels.
- To help students develop critical thinking around issues such as objectivity and ethics in news reporting and news gathering.
- To educate in how free, responsible media can help prevent conflict and build peaceful societies -and in so doing provide the international community/employers with informed individuals.

Deadline of application: March 31, 2007

Sponsored by: University for Peace, Costa Rica
See
website for details.

*2007 LL.M. Program (Deadline of Application March 31, 2007)
Ohio Northern University, College of Law
Ada, Ohio, U.S.A.

LL.M. Program in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law

This program is open to lawyers from countries with transitional democracies who are working in the public sector. The program is fully funded, including a monthly living stipend for the students.

Deadline of application: March 31, 2007

Sponsored by: Ohio Northern University
See website for details.

*March 26 - June 17, 2007
Internet (Distance Learning Course)

Introduction to the Inter-American System of Human Rights Protection and Promotion

This distance learning course provides participants with practical guidance on how to protect human rights through the Inter-American human rights system, and specifically the institutions and treaties of the Organization of American States. Participants will be introduced to the main Inter-American human rights conventions and jurisprudence, primarily as developed through the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The course addresses American human rights standards as they apply to civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights, and the rights of indigenous peoples. Working language is English.

Deadline of application: January 1, 2007

Sponsored by: HREA and Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIDH)
See website for details.

*March 24, 2007, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Seattle, WA, U.S.A.

Regeneration on the Front Lines!
Cristien Storm, Counselor

This training workshop is for activists to help identify, heal from, and prevent trauma that can come up in human rights/ social justice work. At the end of the workshop participants will be able to develop and increase resiliency; identify leadership models that weave trauma care/ prevention into our work; address the complexities of how we place the self/ body in our work and how trauma care/ prevention supports radical social change and movement building.

Cristien has over two decades of experience in community work on anti-violence, social change, and human rights issues. She is a founding member and former Executive Director of Home Alive. Cristien has extensive experience developing community based anti-violence programs and curricula which address the broad scope of how violence, trauma, abuse, and secondary trauma inform the structures of our relationships, our organizations, and our progressive movements. Cristien was also a Researcher and Cultural Organizer for the Northwest Coalition For Human Dignity, supporting community response to hate crimes, bigotry and assaults by organized white nationalist groups in rural and suburban communities. Currently, Cristien is a counselor with a private practice in Seattle. She also runs IfYouDon'tTheyWill, a Seattle partnership providing support for communities responding to hate. Sliding scale available.

Information and registration: Cristien Storm - 206-769- 3160 or Cristiens@hotmail.com or Cristien Storm Website

*March 23, 2007, 9:00am - 4:00pm
The Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Curriculum For Change Seminar
at the Amnesty International Annual General Meeting (AGM)
March 23 - 25, 2007

On Friday, we are pleased to present Curriculum For Change, a one-day seminar designed for educators from school and community-based learning groups. This year the seminar will explore the multifaceted complexities regarding violence and discrimination against indigenous peoples, specifically against Native Americans and Alaska Native Women.

In addition to attending portions of the AGM, attendees and educators who participate in the Curriculum for Change Seminar are eligible to receive 1 Continuing Education Credit (CEC). The fee for the CEC component will be available soon. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and all participants will leave with a full set of AIUSA Human Rights Education materials.

Sponsored by: Amnesty International U.S.A., Human Rights Education Program

Advance registration for the seminar is required along with a nominal fee of $25.
Registration and information: Curriculum For Change Seminar Website

*March 23, 2007, 8:30am - 5:00pm
The City University of New York
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Gerald W. Lynch Theater
899 Tenth Avenue (Between West 58th and 59th)
New York City, N.Y.

Guantanamo Bay Symposium
The Global Effects of Wrongful Detention, Torture and Unchecked Executive Power

Free and open to the public.
Offering 7 CLE Credits for $25 (payable at the symposium)

Detailed information and registration: symposium website

Sponsored by: New York City Law Review of City University of New York School of Law

*March 22 - May 16, 2007
Internet (Distance Learning Course)

Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior

This course will explore Facing History's content, methodology, and unique approach to teaching history. Due to a generous grant from the Skirball Foundation, this course is free to educators.

Deadline of application: March 9, 2007

Sponsored by: Facing History and Ourselves
See website for details.

*March 21 - June 12, 2007
Internet (Distance Learning Course)

Rights-Based Programming

This distance learning course introduces staff members of international development agencies and NGOs to rights-based programming. A human rights-based approach is a conceptual framework for the process of human development that is normatively based on international human rights standards and operationally directed to promoting and protecting human rights.

Deadline of application: December 1, 2006

Sponsored by: HREA
See website for details.

*March 19 - June 19, 2007
Internet (Distance Learning Course)

The Human Right to Food

This course is designed to support those who would like to teach about the right to food. The teaching that is contemplated may be formal or informal, with people living in poor communities, elementary school students, university courses, government officials, nongovernmental policy advocates, or other kinds of groups. Participants are asked to design their own specific teaching plans. These plans may be based on on-site face-to-face teaching, on-line teaching using the Internet, or a mixture of the two.

Deadline of application: March 10, 2007

Sponsored by: TRANSCEND Peace University
See 2006 course website and TRANSCEND Peace University Website for details.

*March 12 - June 3, 2007
Internet (Distance Learning Course)

Research & Evaluation in the NGO Sector

NGO staff members, human rights activists and educators will be introduced to the fundamentals of research design, qualitative and quantitative methods, data collection and applications for improving programming. Learners will participate in exercises to develop basic research skills, analyse research studies, and will practise designing a research or evaluation project.

Deadline of application: December 1, 2006

Sponsored by: HREA
See website for details.

*March 8, 2007
London, United Kingdom

Facilitating Lessons and Workshops on Refugee Issues

This course aims to equip individuals working with children and young people in the statutory sector by providing them with information and confidence to organise schemes of work, plan and deliver sessions, and make best use of the voluntary sector for expertise, speakers and workshop facilitators in order to challenge their students.

Sponsored by: The Refugee Council
See website for details.

*March 7 - June 19, 2007
Internet (Distance Learning Course)

Human Rights Advocacy

This distance learning course provides human rights activists with a range of proven human rights advocacy methods and critical concepts as a means for them to reflect on and deepen their own work. The course will look at the theoretical foundations and critical issues of human rights advocacy, elements of advocacy planning, and strategies for action.

Deadline of application: December 1, 2006

Sponsored by: HREA
See website for details.

*March 4 - 30, 2007
Geneva, Switzerland

International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) 21

This is a one-month, intensive, interactive residential course (200 hours of lectures, exercises and tests, both individual and in syndicates) for field humanitarian workers.

Sponsored by: Center for International Health and Cooperation, University of Geneva, City University of New York (CUNY), Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
See website for details.


February 2007

*February 14 - May 7, 2007
Internet (Distance Learning)

Human Rights Litigation

This distance learning course provides participants with knowledge of the concept, types, venues and strategies of human rights litigation. It focuses on strategic litigation and legal aid both internationally and domestically, and explores a variety of strategies: issue or group oriented litigation, community based services, legal clinics, NGO or law firm resourced actions and others.

Deadline of application: January 1, 2007

Sponsored by: HREA
See
website for details.

*February 12 - May 5, 2007
Internet (Distance Learning Course)

The United Nations Human Rights System:
Transitioning from the Commission on Human Rights to the Human Rights Council

The aim of the course is to provide information on the United Nations (UN) human rights system by looking at the work and outcome of the prospective Human Rights Council. The course is scheduled parallel to the session of the Human Rights Council.

Deadline of application: December 1, 2006

Sponsored by: HREA
See website for details.


January 2007

*January 17 - 20, 2007
Kampala, Uganda

Teaching Transitional Justice

The goal of the seminar is to provide tools to academics, professors, and others involved in training to enable them to integrate transitional justice into university curricula and/or their research agendas.

Deadline of applications: December 1, 2006

Sponsored by: International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
See
website for details.

*January 8 - 26, 2007
San José, Costa Rica

University for Peace Institute

The University for Peace Institute consists of three-week short courses that will be given in different areas such as Media and Peace, Leadership, Culture, Politics, Conflict and Peace, War and film, Gender, Environment, Law, Development, among others.

Sponsored by: University for Peace Institute
See website for details.

*January 8 - 17, 2007
Cairo, Egypt

Short Course: Refugees and Migrants, and a Rights-based Approach to Development

This ten day advanced course is designed for participants to explore the practical implications and challenges of applying the much-touted human rights approach to policy making in real situations. The course will be both theoretical and practical, drawing on the wealth of lessons arising from trial and error, to determine the best possible development outcomes for hosts, refugees, and migrants. Participants will take away new skills and techniques to apply in their own context.

Deadline of applications: November 1, 2006

Sponsored by: American University in Cairo (AUC)
See website for details.

*On-Going Free Course
Internet (Distance Learning Course)

Introduction to Human Rights

This short introductory course provides a grounding in the basic principles of human rights. It also introduces participants to the international and regional conventions and instruments which encode human rights.

See website for details.
Sponsored by: Fahamu and the University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education


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