MINELRES: CfA: IHRN Training Programmes 2008: Justice Sector Reform & Human Rights Fieldwork

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Original sender: Mary Davila <info@ihrnetwork.org>

Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches
Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
Dates: Monday 16th June  Friday 20th June 2008

The aim of this IHRN training programme is to enhance skills of
participants in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector
Reform. It will facilitate the development of knowledge and skills
- legal principles, policies and practice underpinning human rights
based approaches to justice sector reform 
- inter-linkages between sector actors (law enforcement, judicial,
corrections, etc) 
- relationship between the justice sector and related terms such as
'security sector', 'rule of law', 'good governance' 
- Human Rights Based needs assessment, programme design, implementation,
as well as mentoring, monitoring & evaluation 
- Programming tools and checklists (including Human Rights Based
benchmarks and indicators of change) 
- Case studies from national contexts as well as international field
missions (including conflict and post-conflict) 
- Teamwork, advocacy and strategic partnerships 

The programme uses a variety of facilitation techniques including
presentations by guest specialists, plenary discussions, small group
work and role-plays, case studies, etc. The programme is highly
participatory and emphasises cross-learning among participants and
practical exercises to apply what they have learned throughout. While
contributing their own experience, participants will also be allocated
materials for a case study to prepare for discussion. Advance reading
will cover the international legal framework for justice sector reform
(both civil and criminal) as well as human rights based approaches.

The programme is aimed at justice sector professionals in developing and
industrialised countries, as well as international field missions:
state, non-state and international civil servants (UN agencies, EC,
etc); as well as policy advisors, project managers and consultants. 

The programme fee is 1,685 euro covering tuition, materials, lunch and
refreshments during the programme. The programme is non-residential.
Participants will be provided with convenient accommodation options,
including on-campus. 

Deadline for Applications: Friday 9 May 2008 (with priority for
applications received by Friday 14 March).
For an application form and details of other IHRN training programmes in
2008 see www.ihrnetwork.org/2007-08-programmes.htm


Human Rights Fieldwork - Principles, Strategies and Skills
Date: Sunday 26th October - Sunday 2 November 2008
Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth

The annual IHRN training programme "Human Rights Fieldwork - Principles,
Strategies and Skills" explores 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.

The training programme will explore:
- The evolution of international human rights law & mechanisms relevant
to human rights fieldwork
- The full cycle of human rights monitoring from information gathering
to stimulating sustainable change 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 techniques 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 inter-cultural
sensitivities, teamwork, leadership etc.

Priority for applications received by 29 August 2008
For an application form and information on all IHRN training programmes
see www.ihrnetwork.org/2007-08-programmes.htm

Mary Davila, Administrator
International Human Rights Network
Glenboy House, Oldcastle, Co Meath, Ireland
Tel/Fax: +353 49 8542934

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