MINELRES: IHRN Conference & Training Programmes 2009

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Sun Mar 15 16:31:02 2009


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


Dear colleagues,

Your assistance circulating details of June 2009 training programmes and
conference to relevant staff and partners would be appreciated.

A conference by the International Human Rights Network + Call for Papers
Measuring Justice: Justice Sector Evaluation & Human rights 

Annual training programmes 

1. Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches
2. Human Rights Fieldwork - Principles, Strategies and Skills

Best wishes

Mary Davila

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International Human Rights Network
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1. Measuring Justice: Justice Sector Evaluation & Human rights 
– a conference by the International Human Rights Network
Date: Friday 26th June 2009  
Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland 

Measuring justice is a priority for a wide range of individuals and
institutions. It is central to enhancing good governance including rule
of law, combating corruption, addressing impunity and building
effective, sustainable and accountable justice sector reform. The
purpose of this IHRN conference is to facilitate the pooling of
evaluation experience, to identify best practice and lessons for the
future, with particular reference to measuring human rights impact.
Invited participants include:

- Evaluation practitioners (such as evaluation units within
institutions) 
- Inter-governmental bodies (such as Development Banks, European
Commission, UN agencies etc) 
- Justice officials (such as police, prosecutors, judiciary,
civil/criminal legal aid providers) and - Oversight/accountability
bodies 
- Bi-lateral & multi-lateral development officials 
- Foundations, NGOs and civil society 
- Academics & research institutes 

Call for Papers & registration details at
www.ihrnetwork.org/international-conference-2009_231.htm
 

2. Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches
Dates: Sunday 21st June – Friday 26th June 2009
Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland  

The aim of this annual 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
regarding:

- The legal principles, policies and practice underpinning human rights
based approaches to justice sector reform 
- The inter-linkages between justice sector actors (law enforcement, 
judicial, corrections, etc) 
- The 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 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 

Deadline: priority for applications received by 3 April 2009. The
programme includes participation in the international conference
Measuring Justice. Application form and further information at:
www.ihrnetwork.org/programmes-2009_203.htm


3. Human Rights Fieldwork - Principles, Strategies and Skills
Dates: Sunday 31 May – Saturday 6th June 2009 
Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland 

The aims of this annual IHRN training programme are to 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 and
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:

- 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 
- Core field challenges, such as intercultural sensitivities, teamwork,
leadership etc. 

Application form and further information at:
www.ihrnetwork.org/programmes-2009_203.htm

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