International Certificate Training Seminar in Human Rights in an International Context
9-13 September 2019
organized by the OSCE Academy in Bishkek
Seminar conductor: Dr. Anja Mihr, DAAD Visiting Professor at OSCE Academy
International human rights norms, standards, treaties as well as organizations are framing our understanding of human rights, today. The equal and fair access to work, education and health, the right to development and self-determination as well as fundamental freedom rights of movement, of religion, expression, participation and consciences are just samples of the plethora of human rights that are currently challenged and disputed - worldwide.
This training seminar is addressed to scholars and practitioners who aim to broaden their understanding of international human rights norms, treaties. debates and politics, and about governments’ and civil society’s response to them. From the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) to the International Covenants on Social, Economic and Cultural as well as Political and Civil Rights (1966) and the UN Treaty Body System, the seminar will cover the normative and legal framework on United Nation and OSCE level as well as (briefly) other regional human rights organizations in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, to get a better comparative understanding where Central Asian countries are standing internationally.
The seminar will also address the possibilities and challenges that government, public administrations, and civil society face when implementing human rights. Specific human rights issues that are relevant for the Central Asian region such as Anti-Discrimination, protection of Minorities, Children rights, Human Trafficking, Racism, Religious rights, Women rights, and Labor rights will be specifically addressed in this training course.
In addition to the lecture style sessions, workshops, an excursion as well as guest speakers from international organizations, public officials and civil society will be invited to the course.
Place: OSCE Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Course Language: English
Costs: Free of charge; travel and accommodation are covered by the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.
Deadline: 17 July, 2019
Who can apply?
Scholars and practitioners from civil society, NGOs, and governmental organizations from Central Asia, Afghanistan, Mongolia and the wider OSCE region!
How to apply?
• CV (in English)
• letter of interest (in English).
Send CV and a cover letter in one single PDF document not more than 3 pages in total to Ms. Venera Mambaeva, Research and Training Assistant: email@example.com with the subject line «International Certificate Training Seminar in Human Rights in an International Context». Please indicate your citizenship in your email for the record. Please note that we do NOT accept applications after the deadline.
Please NOTE that only selected candidates will be contacted for interview.