Event Date/Time: Oct 27, 2007 End Date/Time: Nov 03, 2007
Early Registration Date: Aug 01, 2007
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Human Rights Fieldwork - Principles, Strategies and Skills
27th October - 3rd November 2007 at National University of Ireland, Maynooth + Field Exercise at Irish Defence Forces training facility Coolmoney Camp, County Wicklow, IRELAND.
The Training Programme will explore the principles underpinning effective human rights fieldwork, enhance the skills of participants needed to carry this out safely before/during/after armed conflict, ensure that human rights fieldwork is relevant, effective, sustainable, participatory and accountable, raise participants’ self-awareness of skills required to undertake international human rights fieldwork. The training programme is intended for development and humanitarian aid workers, civilian/military peace-keepers, NGO and IGO field staff.

Overview of Training Programme:
- Evolution of international human rights law and implementation mechanisms relevant to human rights fieldwork
- The full cycle of human rights monitoring from information gathering to stimulating sustainable progress in conflict/post-conflict environments
- Case studies for monitoring the full spectrum of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights
- Interviewing and reporting techniques
- Applying development programming to human rights fieldwork
- Working with field partners, co-operating and building relationships
- Personal preparedness including, safety/security, stress/trauma etc
- Simulation of core field challenges, such as intercultural sensitivities, teamwork, leadership etc. including a Field Exercise in conjunction with the Irish Defence Forces.