Call for application for the Geneva Training Course on Treaty Bodies and the UPR
Thursday, 28 January 2010 18:09


From 3 to 14 May 2010, the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) will organise a training course on the treaty monitoring bodies (TMB) and the universal periodic review (UPR). The course will be conducted in parallel to the 44th sessions of the Committee against Torture (CAT) and of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) and the 8th session of the UPR.


Participants will also have the opportunity to attend the sessions of CAT, CESCR and the UPR, meet with Committee members, other UN officials, diplomats and representatives of relevant international, regional and national non-governmental organisations (NGOs).


The course is designed for experienced human rights defenders and organisations that have the capacity to use the international human rights system, in particular the treaty bodies and the UPR mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council, in their work. Besides providing participants with an introduction to the role and functioning of the treaty bodies and the UPR, the course will also include sessions on lobbying and advocacy techniques. 


The course will consist of 20 to 25 participants from around the world. It will be focused on how human right defenders can use the TMBs and the UPR process at the national level to promote the implementation of UN recommendations. In this regard, ISHR will bring back a limited number of former participants who implemented the knowledge acquired from the GTCs by actively using the UN system in their work. Other participants will therefore have an opportunity to learn from the practical experiences and lessons learned by other human rights defenders. 


For more information on the course, please download the full course description. If you are interested in this training course, please apply online by following this link.

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