Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches

ObjectiveThe aim of the training programme is to enhance the skills of participants in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector Reform. It will facilitate the development of knowledge and skills regarding: The legal principles, policies and practice underpinning human rights based approaches to justice sector reform The inter-linkages between justice sector actors (law enforcement, judicial, corrections, etc) The relationship between the justice sector and related terms such as ‘security sector’, ‘rule of law’, ‘good governance’ Human Rights Based needs assessment, programme design, implementation, as well as monitoring & evaluation Programming tools and checklists (including Human Rights Based benchmarks and indicators of change) Case studies from national contexts as well as international field missions (including conflict and post-conflict Teamwork, advocacy and strategic partnerships MethodsThe Programme uses a variety of pedagogical techniques including presentations by guest specialists, plenary discussions, small group work and role-plays, case studies, videos etc. The programme is highly participatory and emphasises cross-learning among participants. Participants will have practical exercises to apply what they have learned throughout. While contributing their own experience for cross-learning, participants will also be allocated materials for a case study to prepare for discussion. Advance reading will cover the international legal framework for justice sector reform (both civil and criminal) as well as human rights based approaches.ParticipantsReflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of human rights based justice sector reform, the training programme is designed for individuals with relevant experience in developing or industrialised countries, as well as international field missions: government officials; state, non-state and international regulatory bodies (e.g prison/police inspectors; national human rights institutions; Bar Councils etc); international civil servants (UN agencies, EC, OSCE, AU, etc); as well as policy advisors, project managers and consultants.

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