MATRA Rule of Law Training Programme – Training “Human Rights and Minorities” now open for applications

The second training session on “Human Rights and Minoritieswill take place from 13-22 September 2017.  This course is intended for persons holding senior positions in State bodies who are working on monitoring and improving the implementation of internationally agreed human rights standards. They can come either from independent institutions (such as National Human Rights Institutes, Ombudsman bodies) or from government ministries such as the Ministry of Justice or the ministry in charge of promoting social equality.

. The aim of the training is to provide participants with an overview of mechanisms and policies that can be employed to implement internationally agreed human rights standards, and how these can be set in motion and made successful. The focus will be on practical implementation; advocacy will also be dealt with. Presentations on the Dutch approach in dealing with these standards will encourage the participants to reflect on the situation in their own country, to identify areas for reform and nurture exchange on practises in other countries. In addition, knowledge and skills to develop a sustainable policy for the improvement of human rights protection will be enhanced.

Participants will be selected on basis of qualifications and should  offer a valuable and active contribution to the learning process and be in position to implement the newly gained knowledge and insights in their respective organizations. Candidates who meet all the requirements may proceed to complete the application form. Deadline for applying is 02 July April 2017.

The Matra Rule of Law Training Programme is a two-year (2017 – 2018) programme designed to strengthen institutional capacity in the field of Rule of Law within government organisations in the Western Balkans, Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova is designed and delivered by the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Leiden Law School, and The Hague Academy for Local Governance, and is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.