Opportunity: Advanced Training on Monitoring ESCR (Geneva, May 5-9, 2014)

Publish Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2014

The Advanced Training on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 5-9 May 2014. The training is organized by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (www.geneva-academy.ch), a joint center of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva. The Academy is an educational institution based in Geneva which focuses on research and advanced trainings on international human rights and humanitarian law. It organizes trainings on ESCR since 2008.

The training will cover topics regarding the tools to monitor ESCR, including indicators, human rights impact assessments, budget analysis, identification of violations of ESCR, and strategic litigation for ESCR. The organizers will also arrange sessions on the international mechanisms mandated to monitor the implementation of ESCR with a particular focus on the United Nations system, namely the UN Human Rights Council, UN Special Procedures and the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. A visit to the UN Committee on ESCR will be organized. There will also be a focus on building strategic advocacy policies integrating mechanisms developed in the realm of the UN system for human rights protection. 

The training course is taught by members of academia and senior professionals from international organizations and non-profits. In past years we have had lecturers from different institutions, including the Geneva Academy, University of Essex, University of Nottingham, Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, World Health Organization, UNAIDS, the International Commission of Jurists, The International Federation of Human Rights, and FIAN International. Visit the webpage for further information about the application procedure, course content and logistics, important deadlines, and fees: http://goo.gl/7p9ir.