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Close Call for applications for a Training course “Engaging with the United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms”

Training course Engaging with the United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms

Call for Applications

The Institute for Law and Public Policy (ILPP) is announcing a two-day training course “Engaging with the United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms” for Russian human rights defenders to be held in Moscow on October 30-31, 2017. The training will provide an overview of the human rights mechanisms available in the United Nations system, as well as supply the participants with valuable practical advice on utilizing these mechanisms in promotion and protection of human rights.

The training course will be taught by the prominent human rights defender, founder of the International Service for Human Rights, and President of Geneva for Human Rights - Global Training Adrien-Claude Zoller.

The Program will include lectures and practical exercises.

The working languages of the training will be English and Russian.

The purpose of the training course is to advance the capacity of Russian human rights defenders to employ the UN bodies and mechanisms in their work and strengthen the network of lawyers committed to the implementation of international human rights standards in Russia.

25 attorneys and lawyers working with human rights organizations were selected on a competitive basis to participate in the seminar.

Training course is organized within the frame of the Project Enhancing Civic Engagement in Strategic Constitutional Litigation in Russia”.

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Adrien-Claude Zoller

Lawyer, political scientist and management consultant.

Adrien-Claude Zoller is since 2003 President of Geneva for Human Rights (GHR).

GHR is a training organization on human rights, humanitarian law and criminal law. With GHR, he conducted dozen of ‘Geneva Courses’ during each session of the UN Commission of Human Rights, its Sub-Commission and, since 2006, the Human Rights Council. He also conducts in Geneva annual Courses for diplomats, National Human Rights Institutions and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Over the years, Adrien-Claude Zoller animated many In-Country and In-Region Courses for defenders and for all those involved in the process of human rights implementation in the countries.

Adrien-Claude Zoller also created the Representation of Pax Christi International at UN-Geneva (1981), the International Service for Human Rights (1984) and, jointly with four other experts, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT, 1985).



The seminar is conducted with support from the European Union



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