Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches
Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
The central objective of this annual training programme is to enhance the skills of participants in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector Reform. It will facilitate the development of knowledge and skills regarding:
- Programming tools (including Human Rights Based benchmarks and indicators)
- Case studies from national contexts and international field missions (conflict and post-conflict)
- Teamwork, advocacy and strategic partnerships
The Programme uses a variety of pedagogical techniques; including presentations, plenary discussions, group work and role-plays, case studies, etc. The programme is highly participatory and emphasises cross-learning among participants, based upon advance reflection. Advance reading provides participants with a common grounding in the international legal framework governing justice sector reform and human rights based approaches.
An indicative programme is available here, and will be up-dated in light of the profiles of confirmed 2015 participants.
Reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of human rights based justice sector reform, the programme is aimed at individuals from a range of disciplines (law and other social sciences, project management, etc), with experience in developing and industrialised countries, as well as international field missions: government officials; regulatory bodies (e.g prison/police inspectors; national human rights institutions; Bar Councils etc); international civil servants (UN agencies, AU, EC, OSCE, OAS etc); non-state actor as well as policy advisors/project managers. The programme is of particular relevance to consultants providing technical assistance services to bi- and multi-lateral donors (see IHRN Expert Database)
Please complete the application form below. Any queries can be address ed to firstname.lastname@example.org
with 'OJIR15' in the subject line.
The programme is non-residential. Participants will be provided with a range of accommodation options to choose from, including on-campus.
The programme fee is 1175 euro for payments received by 28 February 2015 - covering tuition, materials, lunch and refreshments during the programme. The fee after that date is 1475 euro.
Deadline for Applications: There is no formal deadline but priority is given to applicants confirmed for the 2015 programme before 28 February 2015. If you require an Irish visa, please allow 8 weeks for that application to be processed by the Irish authorities once your place has been confirmed.
International Human Rights Network Scholarship
Details of the criteria and application process for an IHRN Scholarship for this programme in 2015 are available here. Please note that applications are processed on an on-going basis, so the earlier an application is received the better. The latest deadline for receiving completed scholarship applications for this programme is 17 April 2015.