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Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches


The 2014 IHRN training programme for Justice Sector Reform will be taking place as follows:

Programme Title: Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches
Dates: Monday 16th to Friday 20th June 2014
Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

This annual IHRN training programme aims at enhancing the skills of justice sector personnel, consultants, managers etc., in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector Reform. The programme is designed for people working in the justice sector (with state or non-state institutions) or undertaking Rule of law/Governance assignments (e.g. UN, EC Framework Contract Lot 7 - Governance and Home Affairs) as well as justice sector personnel wishing to adapt their expertise for international consultancy work.

Knowledge and skills enhanced include:

  • The legal principles, policies & practice underpinning human rights based a pproaches to justice sector reform
  • The inter-linkages between justice sector roles (law enforcement, judiciary, corrections/rehabilitation, etc.)
  • The relationship between the justice sector and related terms; 'security sector', 'rule of law', 'good governance'
  • Human Rights Based needs assessment, programme design, implementation, as well as monitoring & evaluation
  • Programming tools & checklists (including benchmarks & indicators of human rights change)
  • Case studies from national contexts as well as international field missions (including conflict and post-conflict)
  • Teamwork, advocacy, strategic partnerships and consulting opportunities

IHRN offers some scholarship support to enable a suitably qualified person to participate who would not otherwise be able to do so. An IHRN Scholarship is designed for an individual from a non-OECD country, working with a civil society organisation on justice sector reform. Regrettably we are not in a position to offer financial support for participation by officials of inter-governmental organisations or state bodies. Scholarship applicants are advised to apply before the (revised) deadline of Friday 21st March 2014.

Further information and application details can be found at the following link:

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