MINELRES: Final call for applications Human Rights Monitoring e-learning course

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Sun May 27 19:08:05 2007

Original sender: Frank Elbers <frank.elbers@hrea.org>

Dear Colleagues,

HREA is calling for applications for its annual distance learning course
on human rights monitoring. The application deadline is 1 June.

Further information can be found below.

HREA Distance Learning Programme
5 September-27 November 2007
Instructor: Dr. Krassimir Kanev

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 organizations and NGOs, such
as the Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the International
Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human
Rights Watch, Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) and
national human rights NGOs. The participants are supposed to acquire
theoretical and practical knowledge on the principles and the methods of
human rights monitoring and on monitoring of specific institutions and
situations. The course addresses approaches to identifying human rights
violations, information-gathering, interviewing, monitoring some basic
human rights and freedoms in the context of closed institutions, camps
for refugees or IDPs, trial observations etc. It deals with preparation
of reports, advocacy, interventions with international monitoring
mechanisms, local authorities and other follow-up.

More detailed information and applications forms can be found at:

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