HREA Distance Learning Programme
HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING (Course 4E07)
5 September - 27 November 2007
Instructor: Dr. Krassimir Kanev
This distance learning course provides participants practical guidance on how to monitor human rights. Participants will be introduced to the doctrine and methodology of human rights monitoring, primarily as developed through the work of international organizations and NGOs, such as the Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) and national human rights NGOs. The participants are supposed to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge on the principles and the methods of human rights monitoring and on monitoring of specific institutions and situations. The course addresses approaches to identifying human rights violations, information-gathering, interviewing, monitoring some basic human rights and freedoms in the context of closed institutions, camps for refugees or IDPs, trial observations etc. It deals with preparation of reports, advocacy, interventions with international monitoring mechanisms, local authorities and other follow-up.
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