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Training Course «Effective Advocacy at the United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms»: Call for Applications

The Institute for Law and Public Policy (ILPP) invites human rights lawyers and civil society activists to participate in a 2-day training on advocacy at the United Nations. This training is part of ILPP’s Project “Enhancing Civic Engagement in Strategic Constitutional Litigation in Russia”.

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

He will be assisted by ILPP lawyers Olga Podoplelova and Nataliya Sekretaryova.

To make the learning experience more effective and beneficial, the Institute will select up to 20 applicants for participation in the training course.

Location: Moscow

Duration: April 9-10, 2018


The training will provide a unique opportunity to learn how the UN mechanisms work, and how to use them to protect and promote human rights at the national level. During the two days of intensive lectures and workshops the participants will build on their knowledge about the UN human rights bodies, developing effective advocacy strategies for specific human rights issues and ensuring implementation of the UN bodies’ recommendations at the national level.

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

Reimbursement & Сosts:

ILPP will cover costs of accommodation for the participants.

Travel subsidy schemes are need-based.

Profile of Participants:

The participants will be selected through a competitive process. We invite lawyers and activists working for a human rights organization for at least 2 years to apply. No prior experience with the UN is obligatory, but a commitment to engage with its mechanists in the near future is expected.

Application Process:

Please complete the online application form by March 12, 2018, 10:00 MSK. Successful participants will be notified by March 14, 2018 and will be invited to prepare a short written assignment for the training course.

Should you have questions, please contact


The seminar is conducted with support from the European Union




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