MINELRES: CfA: HREA e-learning course "The European System of Human Rights Protection and Promotion", 3 September-25 November 2008

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Fri May 16 18:22:05 2008

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

Dear MINELRES-L members,

HREA is calling for applications for the distance learning course "The 
European System of Human Rights Protection and Promotion", which will be 
offered from 3 September-25 November 2008.

Please note that the registration deadline for the course is 1 June
Further information about the course can be found below.

Best wishes,

Frank Elbers
Distance Learning Programme, HREA


HREA Distance Learning Course 9E08:
The European System of Human Rights Protection and Promotion
3 September-25 November 2008
Instructor: Dr. Gerd Oberleitner

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,prisoner's rights, protection of the
mentally-ill, and the rights of refugees and internally displaced
persons, will deepen participants' understanding of the European human
rights standards and machinery.

The course is primarily intended for advanced (under)graduate students
of (international) law or social and political sciences; civic education
and history teachers; and NGO staff members from Council of Europe
member states. Participants should have a good written command of
English (the course language is English), have high competence and
comfort with computer and Internet use, and have regular access to
e-mail and the Internet.

A more detailed course description, further logistical information, and
application forms can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/courses/9E.html


HREA's Distance Learning Programme (DLP) was initiated in 2000 in
response to an unaddressed need for the continuing education of human
rights professionals and practitioners. The programme builds on HREA's
extensive experience in both the training of professionals (advocates,
educators, development workers) and the use of the new information
technologies to provide resources and to network human rights advocates
and educators. By offering short, practical yet specialised courses via
distance learning barriers that prevent many practitioners from
participating in continuing education - such as a lack of time and/or
lack of funds to participate in regional or national workshops/trainings
-- can be overcome. HREA annually organises distance learning courses on
human rights litigation; human rights monitoring; research & evaluation
in the NGO sector; project development and management; use of
information and communication technologies (ICTs) for human rights work;
rights-based programming; introductions to the European, Inter-American
and United Nations human rights systems; and human rights advocacy.
Courses are offered in English, Arabic, French, German, Russian and
Spanish. For more information about the DLP, please visit:


Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) is an international
non-governmental organisation that supports human rights learning; the
training of activists and professionals; the development of educational
materials and programming; and community-building through on-line
technologies. HREA works in partnership with education agencies, NGOs,
governments and inter-governmental organisations to implement training
programmes for NGO staff, jurists, teachers, and other professionals
involved in human rights work. Current and past partners include, inter
alia, Amnesty International, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies,
Council of Europe, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, HURIDOCS, the
Inter-American Institute for Human Rights (IIDH), the Office of the UN
High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Open Society Institute and
UNESCO. HREA is registered as a non-profit organisation in the
Netherlands and the USA. More information on HREA can be found at:

Frank Elbers
Distance Learning Programme
Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) - Netherlands office
Postbus 59225
1040 KE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 524 1404 | Fax: +31 20 524 1498
Web: http://www.hrea.org

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