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Training Programme:Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June 2017

International Human Rights Network Training Programme: Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June 2017 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 approaches 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, monitoring & 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 international work opportunities in the sector

International Human Rights Network Scholarship Details of the criteria and application process for an IHRN Scholarship for this programme in 2017 are available here. Please note that applications are processed on an on-going basis, so the earlier an application is received the better. Scholarship support is generally limited to Non-OECD nationals working in the sector with civil society organisations. The latest deadline for receiving completed scholarship applications for this programme is 14 April 2017.


Further information, application details, testimonials etc can be found at the following link:

Pamela Harney - Administrator

International Human Rights Network

Glenboy House,


County Meath, Ireland

Tel: +353 49 8542934

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20 March 2017

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