Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
Danish Centre for Human Rights, Denmark
Three-week course for international partners
civil and political rights
In-service training or
The course aims primarily to give the participants information and skills that would benefit their daily work with human rights. Moreover, as the course provides a forum for the discussion of human rights issues in formal as well as informal settings, the participants may form networks, which can support the dissemination of human rights information and further cooperation among various countries and regions of the world.
The course consists of two parts. The first part of the course introduces the participants to global and regional human rights instruments and institutions, including examples of domestic implementation. The second part of the course takes a thematic approach to human rights issues, such as discrimination and equal opportunities, the concept of a fair trial, civil and political rights, etc. The Danish Centre for Human Rights arranges visits to Danish organisations and institutions of relevance to the elected themes, such as the Parliament, the Ombudsman institution, a reception centre for asylum seekers, a police station, and a prison.
The themes differ from course to course. The course aims to facilitate the exchange of human rights experiences from all over the world, and its participatory approach is thus fundamental, i.e. by using plenum sessions, workshops, case-studies, etc.
HR incorporated in curriculum
Workshops, Case-Studies, Lectures.
Danish and international guest lecturers, Selected participants, Researchers from the Danish Centre for Human Rights.
Other target audience: Workers in International Organisations.
Scholarships: The Danish Centre for Human Rights covers all expenses related to international travel, local travel in Denmark, accommodation and food.
Participants are from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East and represent NGOs, governments and intergovernmental organisations that deal with human rights issues. The participants are mainly selected from partner organisations and institutions of the Danish Centre for Human Rights and Danish development organisations.
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