International Service for Human Rights holds again its Geneva Training Course: from 26 May to 7 June

April 23, 2013

You can now apply for ISHR‘s Geneva Training Course 2013. This advanced level training course will be held in Geneva from 26 May to 7 June, in parallel to the 23rd session of the UN Human Rights Council. The course offers an opportunity for participants with existing advocacy experience at domestic or regional level to expand their knowledge and skills, and over the 2-week period in Geneva directly engage in lobbying and advocacy activities at the UN level. This new programme blends ISHR extensive training experience, with its unique access to the UN mechanisms in Geneva and its close collaboration with leading human rights organisations. It will combine a common intensive training course with supported lobbying and advocacy activities adapted to the areas of interest of participants, as well as peer education among different groups of defenders. The programme will consist of the following elements:ISHR-logo-colour-high

a)    A short online learning component, which takes place prior to Human Rights Council sessions, and supports participants in consolidating existing knowledge and developing advocacy objectives;

b)    An intensive course in Geneva during the beginning of the June 2013 session of the Human Rights Council, focusing on ways to use international human rights mechanisms and to influence outcomes at the Human Rights Council;

c)     Specific advocacy at the Human Rights Council session, with regular feedback and peer education to learn from the experiences;

b)    Where appropriate, common follow-up at national level.

It is directed at experienced human rights defenders at the national level who have already some prior knowledge of the international human rights system.

The 23rd session of the Human Rights Council, which runs in parallel, will among other things focus on the following key areas:

  • A resolution to follow-up to the Council’s work combating discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity (the SOGI resolution).
  • Thematic reports by the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women; Special Rap on Cultural Rights;  Working Group on Discrimination Against Women
  • Thematic Reports by  Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, and Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression.
  • Annual Full Day Discussion on Women’s Rights 
  • Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, the Forum on Business and Human Rights and a panel discussion on human rights and business

The draft programme of work of the Human Rights Council is expected to be published shortly, and will be available at

A description of the course, what is expected of participants and instructions on how to apply are available at

2 Responses to “International Service for Human Rights holds again its Geneva Training Course: from 26 May to 7 June”

  1. Aktham naisse Says:

    coud you send me all detail about trinig. please.,its very important for as.
    thank you
    aktham naisse
    chairman of CHam center for democratic and Human rightd Syria

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