Intensive Course in International Human Rights, 9-13 September 2019
It is now possible to apply for admission to NCHR's 2019 intensive course in Human Rights in Oslo, Norway.
Participants of the 2018 course visiting the Storting (Norwegian parliament). Photo: Guisela Carolina Camacho
The NCHR Intensive Course on Human Rights is a multi-disciplinary course that will give participants knowledge on:
- International human rights standards
- The systems in place for protecting human rights at UN, regional and national level
- Practical application of human rights
- Key contemporary human rights issues such as freedom of religion, or the human rights of refugees
The course has a strong international profile. We welcome applications from all kinds of human rights defenders, government officals or civil servants, NGO representatives and legal practitioners who would like to increase their ability to integrate human rights standards in their daily work and get a systematic introduction to the international human rights system. Surveys and feedback from previous participants show a very high level of satisfaction.
How to participate
There will be an open application process. In order to apply, fill in an application form.
NOTE! Participants should be prepared to spend time reading training materials before attending the course. This will be distributed well in advance.
The course fee is 5000 NOK. This includes five lunches and two dinners.
A limited number of participation grants are available. These cover participation, international travel and hotel, as well as most meals.
Applicants from mid-low income countries representing organisations with limited financial resources may apply for grants. Application form - see link above.
The application deadline is April 1.
The number of applicants is usually much higher than available places. In choosing between different applicants we will consider the following:
- The likelihood that the knowledge gained through the course can be applied in the current or future job of the applicant
- The added value of the course for the applicant (we may not prioritize applicants who already have studied human rights in depth).
- Country of origin (we aim for diversity).
- English language skills
- Gender balance
- Preference may be given to those who have applied in the past without being accepted.
Speakers and facilitators with high level of expertise on their respective topics will teach at the course. The 2019 programme is currently being developed and will be published on this page once finalised. Until then, please refer to the programme for the 2018 Intensive course. Some changes in content should be expected.
Questions about the course can be directed to Aksel Tømte, email@example.com