OJIR10 - Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches (OJIR10)

Venue: NUI Maynooth

Location: Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland

Event Date/Time: Oct 25, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 29, 2010
Registration Date: Sep 24, 2010
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This training will facilitate the development of knowledge and skills regarding:
The legal principles, policies and practice underpinning human rights based approaches to justice sector reform
The inter-linkages between justice sector actors (law enforcement, judicial, corrections, etc)
The relationship between the justice sector and related terms such as 'security sector', 'rule of law', 'good governance'
Human Rights Based needs assessment, programme design, implementation, as well as monitoring & evaluation
Programming tools and checklists (including Human Rights Based benchmarks and indicators of change)
Case studies from national contexts as well as international field missions (including conflict and post-conflict)
Teamwork, advocacy and strategic partnerships
The Programme uses a variety of pedagogical techniques including presentations by guest specialists, plenary discussions, small group work and role-plays, case studies, videos etc. The programme is highly participatory and emphasises cross-learning among participants. Participants will have practical exercises to apply what they have learned throughout. While contributing their own experience for cross-learning, participants will also be allocated materials for a case study to prepare for discussion. Advance reading will cover the international legal framework for justice sector reform (both civil and criminal) as well as human rights based approaches.

The 2010 indicative programme is available here, and is up-dated in light of 2010 participant profiles.

Reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of human rights based justice sector reform, the training programme is designed for individuals with relevant experience in developing or industrialised countries, as well as international field missions: government officials; state, non-state and international regulatory bodies (e.g prison/police inspectors; national human rights institutions; Bar Councils etc); international civil servants (UN agencies, EC, OSCE, AU, etc); as well as policy advisors and project managers. The programme is of particular relevance to consultants providing advisory services to the EC under the Lot 7 framework contract (Human Rights and Governance).
Application process: Please complete the application form below or if you have any queries please address PHarney@ihrnetwork.org, with OJIR10 in the subject line.
The programme is non-residential. Participants will be provided with convenient accommodation options to choose from if they so wish, including on-campus.

For the 25-29 October 2010 programme, logistics details are available hereto assist your planning.

The programme fee is 1675 euro covering tuition, materials, lunch and refreshments during the programme. IHRN Scholarship details are available below.