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Name Human Rights Fact-finding and Reporting
Type Distance education
Organising institution
Human Rights Education Associates, United States of America
Frequency Annual
Start date 04/03/2015
End date 14/04/2015
Objectives This e-learning course provides participants practical guidance on how to monitor human rights. Participants will be introduced to the doctrine and methodology of fact-finding and reporting, primarily as developed through the work of international organisations and NGOs, such as the Committee for the Prevention of Torture, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) and national human rights NGOs.
Area of expertise human rights monitoring
Content Week 1: The Monitoring Concept
Week 2: The Role of the International, Regional and Domestic Standards
Week 3: Developing a Strategy of Action
Week 4: Information-Gathering (incl. Interviewing)
Week 5: Reporting
Week 6: Advocacy, Following-Up and Seeking Redress
Language English
Country United States of America
Methodology used The course involves 30 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction with students and instructor, webinars, and assignments, and is offered over a six-week period. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer learning. Participants will do the required reading, prepare individual and group assignments and participate actively in group discussions.
Materials links
Delivered by Dr. Krassimir Kanev is Chairperson of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee.
Degree/Certificate Certificate of Participation
Number of participants The maximum number of course participants is 25.
Application procedure Apply online : http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=feivmxlab&oeidk=a07e886pi353fd799a5
Admission requirements The course is particularly intended for staff members of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who have some experience with monitoring and alumni of HREA's introductory workshops on human rights monitoring. The course will also be useful for those presently responsible for human rights monitoring in OSCE and UN human rights field operations or who want to be deployed as human rights field officers for the OSCE, United Nations or other inter-governmental organisations.
Scholarship There are no discounted tuition rates or scholarships available for this course.
Tuition/Accommodation Tuition fee for participants: US$ 575; tuition for auditors: US$ 215.
Homepage www.hrea.org/learn/elearning/human-rights-fact-finding/

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