Introductory Course in Human Rights
The course seeks to provide participants with introductory knowledge of international human rights that will broaden their perspectives and opportunities for integrating human rights principles, standards and approaches into their daily work.
The course will start on Monday, 2 September and end on Friday, 6 September 2013. Please forward this information to any interested parties. Questions can be directed to Solveig Igesund.
The five day course will cover a basic introduction to international human rights: their institutions and substantive rights, as well as their monitoring, implementation and enforcement.
The course will also include introductions from the Centre’s library staff on how to research the topics covered during the course.
The various topics will be taught by human rights researchers and practitioners based in Norway. They will provide lectures, case studies, and group work that actively engage participants in sharing of knowledge, practical experiences and challenges from their daily work.
Participants are expected to actively engage in the course by participating in group work and discussions. Participants should be prepared to spend 1-2 hours reading each night during the course. The mandatory and recommended reading will be sent to the participants before the course starts.
See the tentative programme for more information. Lecturers and more detailed course description will be announced well in advance of the course.
Who should apply?
The course is targeted for experienced individuals working with human rights but want to increase their knowledge on international human rights standards. The course is restricted to individuals proficient in English.
Admission and Course Fee
Please send the application form to Solveig Igesund by 17 June 2013. The course fee is NOK 15.000, which covers tuition, materials, refreshments, lunches, course activities and two dinners. Hotel venues and rates will be announces shortly. One is welcome to find alternative accommodation on one’s own.