Deadline: 16 November 2016
Open to: anyone interested in human rights
Venue: online/ attend for FREE or add a Verified Certificate for USD 49
About this course
Across the world, barriers are growing. Every day people fleeing war and persecution find the door slammed in their face. Refugees have human rights. What are these rights? Who is responsible for upholding and protecting them? How can we hold them to account? This short course will enable you to find the answers and empower yourself to defend and promote the rights of refugees and discover how you can be part of the solution.
Learn from the experts, campaigners and activists at Amnesty International how to identify human rights violations and to claim, defend and promote the human rights of refugees.
You will... Read More »
Deadline: 14 October 2016
Open to: students, practitioners, social workers from all over the world
Course track: free certificate confirming participation of the course
About this course
The course is offered in cooperation with Canvas Network, one of the leading providers of open online learning for everyone, everywhere. The platform is built with open, adaptable, reliable, native cloud technologies that empower learning in every context. With a user-friendly and innovative interface, the course offers an interactive and engaging learning experience without geographical limitations, allowing participants to enjoy being part of a truly global network of experts and committed human rights defenders. This online course provides the knowledge and skills participants need to answer such questions.
The course is divided into two modules:
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Deadline: 15 September 2016
Open to: candidates with a solid knowledge of international human rights theory and practice
Position: full time, starting as early as possible in autumn 2016, and with six month probation period
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) is an academic institution affiliated with Lund University in Sweden. The Institute operates world-wide through its seven offices in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Jakarta, Lund, Nairobi and Phnom Penh. The Institute’s overall mission is to improve how the world understands and delivers human rights. The vision of the Institute is to contribute to a fair world for future generations.
RWI is currently seeking candidates with a Senior Analyst profile for the position as Team Leader,... Read More »
Deadline: 5 September 2016
Open to: participants from Western Balkans, Central/Eastern Europe and Turkey
Venue: 17– 21 October 2016, Montenegro
Building on its long-standing engagement in the protection of human rights defenders, ODIHR published the Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. Since then ODIHR has worked to make the guidelines known to the general public and to specific audiences, such as government officials, the media, other OSCE executive structures and human rights defenders themselves.
ODIHR is pleased to offer a five-day training event on human rights monitoring and safety and security for human rights defenders from Western Balkans, Central/Eastern Europe and Turkey. The objective of the training is to enable human rights defenders to independently carry out quality, objective and impartial... Read More »
Deadline: 30 September 2016
Open to: non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individual candidates, regardless of nationality and borders, having a field initiative or project to be implemented in France or abroad
Grant: 5 prize winners will receive a medal and share a total sum of EUR 70,000
The prize was set up in 1998 to recognize and support the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders. The prize is awarded to projects that are linked to one of the below themes:
Defending and Protecting Migrants: Applications can be submitted for projects that aim to help and support migrants by defending and protecting their rights. The prize may be awarded to projects demonstrating innovative, concrete action... Read More »
Deadline: on a rolling basis
Open to: international candidates who have experience with regional and international human rights law and norms
Fellowship: a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings + other benefits
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is currently accepting applications from students and recent graduates interested in applying to Equal Justice Works, Soros, Skadden, or other post-graduate public interest fellowships and seeking a fellowship host.
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights was founded as a living memorial to Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Ever since, it has honored journalists, authors, and human rights activists who, often at great personal risk and sacrifice, are on the frontlines of the international movement for human rights... Read More »
Deadline: 8 September 2016
Open to: grass root activists, other personalities recognized for their commitment to the principles referred, an organisation or individual
Award: the prize is honorific commending the prize-winner’s achievements
About the Award
The Council of Europe (CoE) invites nominations for its 2016 North-South Prize in the following areas:
Defense and promotion of human rights and pluralist democracy;
The development of intercultural dialogue;
The reinforcement of the North-South partnership and solidarity.
The prize is awarded every year to two personalities, preferably one from the North and the other from the South. The prize rewards their commitment to the defense and promotion of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law as well as to the development of agricultural dialogue and the reinforcement of... Read More »
Deadline: 30 September 2016
Open to: individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad
Prize: EUR 70.000
Applications are now open for the 2016 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government.
Theme 1: Defending and protecting migrants.
Migrants account for 3.2% of the world population; All regions of the world and all population groups are now concerned. Despite this diversification of migratory movements and the fact that human mobility is inevitable in our globalized world, the countries of the North remain obsessed by the fear of an “invasion” of poor migrants from the South. The volume of migration between countries of... Read More »
Deadline: 21 August 2016
Open to: experienced researchers with excellent research and report-writing skills
Remuneration: USD 56,180
Amnesty International is moving closer to the ground! As part of this exciting change, they are looking for three experienced Researchers to join Amnesty International’s new Middle East North Africa Regional Office, based in Tunis, in order to shape and develop our human rights research across the region. As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to the advocacy and lobbying work.
The job will be to conduct and co-ordinate research activities, monitor, investigate and analyse political, legal and social developments and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice on these areas and prepare reports and human rights action... Read More »
Deadline: 10 September 2016
Open to: candidates who hold a university degree in disciplines relevant to human rights; in particular law, social, political sciences and humanities from an accredited university
Scholarships: depending on the Target Group, students will receive study grants
The European Regional Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe (ERMA) is an international, full time, interdisciplinary Programme focused on the development of democracy and human rights in South East Europe. It is a joint initiative by University of Sarajevo, CIS Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and University of Bologna, IECOB Institute for Central Eastern and Balkan Europe, jointly co-financed by the European Union through the EIUC (European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization) and... Read More »