Opportunity: Advanced Training on Monitoring ESCR (Geneva, Jun 8-12, 2015)

Publish Date: 
Friday, February 20, 2015

Organized by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (joint center of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva), this advanced training seeks to inform human rights advocates, from non-profits to academia to the UN, on a number of issues related to the monitoring of ESCR: tools and techniques; monitoring mechanisms, especially those in use at the UN; documentation of violations and realization; presentation of findings; and advocacy strategies. The training takes places June 8 – 12, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. Upon completion of the training, participants will receive a certificate of participation from the Academy.

Applications can be filled out online or by email. Only 25 participants will be selected. Deadline for those requiring a visa to enter Switzerland is 17 April 2015; the deadline for those not requiring a visa to enter the country is 22 May 2015. The 5-day training will cost 1530 Swiss francs (about $1630 as of 20 Feb 2015), which includes: tuition, course materials, along with lunch each day of the training and coffee breaks. Participants are responsible for their own travel cost to the training, as well as visa fees (if applicable), dinners, and lodging.

Having knowledge on the UN system of monitoring ESCR would be significant. Other hard-skills to be explored, such as documentation and presentation of violations, would also be invaluable for us as individuals and our organizations. The training will explore valuable hard-skills such as documentation and presentation of violations, as well as allow participants to connect and potentially collaborate on future programs.