Application Due Date: February 14, 2019

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) and the Open Society Justice Effort (OSJI) welcomes candidates for the 2019 Africa Human Being Rights Lawsuits Course, to be kept in Accra, Ghana from April 10 to 12, 2019.

The course supplies a special chance for human rights experts to construct on their experience and to establish their abilities to effectively bring cases to the local human rights systems and the UN treaty bodies, and to utilize those cases to attain useful modification. The curriculum will integrate discussions, case research studies, workouts, and conversation groups with preparatory work and additional reading to guarantee complete optimum advantage for those participating in the course. Individuals will be welcomed to supply details on their work and those concrete examples will assist form the conversation.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals require not be practicing legal representatives; nevertheless, they need to have.
some experience in human rights lawsuits, and will preferably have one to.
5 years’ experience in human rights practice. Guideline will remain in.
English. Bursaries towards cost will be spent for effective.

Function and Top Priorities

The course motivates individuals to approach human rights lawsuits tactically, seeing prosecuting a human rights case as one action in the procedure of accomplishing social modification. It consists of modules that take a look at the actions associated with tactical lawsuits, such as case choice, customer care, and online forum option.

It likewise utilizes case research studies to check out how to construct a strong evidential record in assistance of the case, how to establish marketing and advocacy to raise awareness of the problems included, and how to carry out an effective judgment. Other discussions will concentrate on the obstacles of preparing legal petitions handling human rights claims and handling the ethical issues that emerge in human rights cases.

The curriculum will cover a series of human rights tribunals, such as.
the African, Inter-American, and European local bodies, in addition to.
the most often utilized United Nations treaty bodies. The course will.
likewise permit individuals to pick expert workshops to take a look at secret.
problems in their field; in previous years, this has actually consisted of abuse and the.
right to life, discrimination, liberty of details and expression,.
infractions in the context of migration, and rights upon arrest.

The summertime school professors includes specialists from the Justice.
Effort and its human rights lawsuits partners, integrating both an.
scholastic analysis and an useful evaluation of various human rights.
circumstances dealt with by legal representatives and activists all over the world.


The application is open from December 10, 2018, to February 14, 2019 Extra course details and guidelines for application can be discovered here.

Discover the application here

To Find Out More:

Check Out the Authorities Website of the WACSI/OSJI 2019 Africa Human Being Rights Lawsuits Course 2019

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