The Regional Programme on Human Rights

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calendar.gifApplication deadline: July 29, 2007 …The objective of the programme is to provide participants with in-depth knowledge of international and regional systems for the promotion and protection of human rights, regional and international monitoring mechanisms and national implementation procedures in the field of human rights.

The programme will also provide an opportunity for participants to exchange ideas and experiences from their national contexts. Through the programme, participants will gain knowledge in the area of human rights which can be utilized in the participants’ own line of work.

The programme will accept 25 participants and is primarily designed for mid-level and senior officials in public service (e.g. in government, the judiciary and central police and prison authorities) as well as representatives (e.g. lecturers and researchers) from academic institutions and non-governmental organisations dealing with human rights issues.

During Phase I of the programme (October 8 – November 2, 2007) participants will be requested to formulate, in writing, an individual assignment identifying challenges in implementing international human rights standards focusing on a particular issue or area of relevance to their respective institution or organisation.

The issue or area of focus in the individual assignment should concern one of the following topics: Minority Rights, Rights of vulnerable groups (persons with disabilities, migrants, IDPs), HR of women, Independence of judiciary, National application of ECHR. Applicants must submit a draft of their individual assignment when applying to the programme.

Candidates from the following countries are invited to apply: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia (including Kosovo), Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Applications from other states than those mentioned above, will NOT be considered.

There is a specific application form that must be used when applying. You can download it from this site, or apply directly using the electronic application form (Sending only your CV will NOT be regarded as an application). Application forms can be sent to the Raoul Wallenberg Institute either by fax, email or regular mail. When using the electronic application form, the confirmation page (automatically generated when sending the electronic application form) must be sent in to the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in order for the application to be completed.

More information
Website: http://www.rwi.lu.se/news/tempact/osshumr07.shtml
http://www.rwiapplications.se/37EU/