ATHA Specialized Training on Human Rights in Armed Conflict (HRL101)
The purpose of the Specialized Training on Human Rights in Armed Conflict is to provide an opportunity for participants to become to become familiar with the different approaches and theories related to the application of human rights during conflict. An understanding of the human rights framework and its relationship to international humanitarian law, gained through lecture, a simulation exercise and case study, will assist participants in crafting strategic and informed responses to contemporary challenges related to the protection of civilians in armed conflict.
Content and approach:
The training is based on modules covering key aspects of the application of human rights during armed conflict.
Core legal, policy and operational challenges will be addressed, and the following topics will be discussed:
• Foundations of international human rights law treaty regime and key institutions
• Understanding Key instruments of IHRL
• How IHRL applies in war, and its relationship to IHL
• IHRL and child soldiers
• Monitoring and Advocacy: utilizing IHRL as a tool for compliance
• IHRL and contemporary challenges
The training will be interactive, and will include instruction modules, case studies based on situations familiar to participants and simulation activities. The course includes opportunities for discussion and analysis of the particular dilemmas faced by policy-makers and practitioners operating in conflict situations, so that participants may exchange information multilaterally
Specially selected resource persons with expertise in the area will conduct the training.
The training will be conducted in English.
Professional affiliation with an organization or institution is a requisite for participation in the course. Thus individuals interested in applying to the course are asked to submit applications in conjunction with their employing organization.
The main target group is Swedish NGOs and their partners in the South. Targeted organisations include organisations working with humanitarian aid, as well as organisations oriented towards long term development work. Staff from other European NGOs, Governmental Institutions, Academia, IGOs, and military may also apply for the course.
Selection of course participants will be based on qualifications related to professional experience and interest in the sphere of humanitarian action. A selection will be made with a view to inviting a diverse and wide range of participants.
This course can be taken together with the ATHA Specilalized Training International Humanitarian Law (IHL101) or separately, depending on the applicants previous knowledge and the needs of the sending organization.
Contact and Inquiries
Questions concerning the content of the course should be addressed to Maja Edfast, ATHA Project Coordinator, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone:+46 (0)8-698 40 71
Administrative questions concerning lodging, venue, meals etc should be addressed to Åsa Bång Course Administrator, e-mail: email@example.com, phone +46 (0)8-698 51 73
Register for course here: http://www.atha.se/course-application
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