Call for applications: Training Workshop on UN Human Rights Mechanisms

The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) and our partner, the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (GA), will hold the eighth Training Workshop on UN Human Rights Mechanisms on 3.-7.- October 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. This workshop is for participants from the MENA countries only and will include regional perspectives.

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This one-week training workshop is an opportunity to develop a unique, practitioner’s insight into the functioning of UN human rights institutions based in Geneva through a mixture of lectures and attendance at live Universal Periodic Review (UPR)- and UN Treaty Body sessions. 

The ultimate aim is to increase the participants capacity in contributing to constructive involvement with human rights discourse through teaching-learning activities, academic research, and other forms of engagement.

Increasing capacity, building networks

The training is specifically designed for academics and educators who are involved in university-level teaching or other education programs on Human Rights, and UN Human Rights Mechanism in particular. 

Not only will this important opportunity add to the capacity of human rights educators and ensure their in-depth knowledge on UN human rights mechanisms, but the training will also provide the opportunity to build a network between the participants, thus bolstering their contribution to constructive human rights discourse within the academic and public spheres. 

There will be a rich selection of speakers and facilitators with high levels of expertise on their respective topics. The programme for 2022 is currently under development. In the meanwhile, please refer to the programme for the 2019 training. 

Participant selection and application process

We are now looking for qualified participants, and welcome your application. We will ultimately select approximately 12 participants to attend the training, mainly from:

  • Lebanon
  • Jordan
  • Morocco
  • Egypt
  • Palestine
  • Iran
  • Syria

Participants from other MENA countries may also be considered. Gender balance will be taken into concern.

Please be aware that the training is in English.

Applications must be submitted through our online application portal by 30 June 2022 at 24:00, C.E.T.

Apply here

Participants fee, airfare, travel insurance, visa costs, accommodation, and meals will be covered by the organizers.

If you want further details or have any inquiry about the 
workshop, please do not hesitate to contact Julie Aanensen, advisor at NCHR.

Primary selection criteria:

  • Professional experience
  • Professional proficiency in English
  • Ability to transmit the acquired knowledge of UN Human Rights Mechanisms to a wider audience in the local region following the training workshop
  • Gender balance among the participants
Tags: Human Rights, UN Human Rights Mechanisms, Human Rights Mechanisms, NCHR, NCHR International Department, UPR
Published May 24, 2022 9:41 AM - Last modified May 24, 2022 9:41 AM