Intensive Course on International Human Rights 2018

NCHR is pleased to announce the 2018 Intensive Course on International Human Rights, and we are now accepting applications. 

Last year's participants together with NCHR facilitators. (Photo: UiO/Susanne Flølo).

This is a multi-disciplinary course that aims to give participants knowledge on various aspects related to International Human Rights standards, including

  • Prevailing international and regional human rights standards and their historical origin and political significance
  • The systems in place for protecting human rights at UN, regional and national level
  • Practical operationalization of human rights
  • Pertinent contemporary human rights issues including freedom of religion, refugee rights, and women’s rights

The course is to be attended by maximum 25 participants.

Read the draft programme. Note that some changes should be expected.

Course participants will be expected to prepare by reading training material in advance, which will be distributed through e-mail prior to the training.


The course is targeted for individuals working with human rights whose endeavor will benefit from increased knowledge on international human rights standards, including from government agencies, civil society, academia, and private law practitioners. The course will be delivered in English, thus proficiency in the language is a must to be able to benefit from the learning experience.


For self-financed applicants, fill out the online application form

Price: 7500 NOK (Deadline July 1). Early bird price (before May 15): 5000 NOK. The fee covers participation in the course including lunches and two dinners.


A limited number of grants will be available for participants from low- and middle- income countries. This grant will cover airfare to Oslo, travel insurance, food and accommodation throughout the training. Other costs that may be incurred (such as visa costs or travel to the airport) will have to be covered by the participants.

To apply for the grant, fill out the application form for participation requesting sponsorship. Please upload your CV of maximum two pages, and a letter of motivation of maximum one page, explaining how the NCHR intensive course on International human rights will benefit your work and why you require sponsorship to participate in the program.

The application deadline for travel grants is May 15.

The selection of grant recipients will be based on the following criteria.

  1. Prospects of applying the knowledge gained through the course in current or future job
  2. English language skills
  3. Gender balance
  4. Geographical origin
  5. Economic situation (we will prioritize grants to participants from institutions with limited economic capacity)
  6. Other strategic considerations

If you have any questions concerning the course or the application process, feel free to contact Aksel Tømte

Published Mar. 20, 2018 11:15 AM - Last modified Mar. 22, 2018 12:04 PM