Aloha e na hoa aloha o ka maluhia a ka pono Dear Friends of Peace and Human Rights, The Advanced Course and Training Program in Peace and Human Rights will take place from June 5-23, 2000 on O'ahu, Hawai'i and Maui. The theme of the three week advanced summer seminar in Hawai'i is "Deepening the Discourse of Human Rights; Developing Nonviolent Strategies for Direct Action and Diplomacy." The Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights will organize a specialized, summer study session focusing on international human rights law and the power of nonviolence geared for advanced students in international law, political science and peace studies; and professors and professionals in the field of international human rights law and peace. The summer seminar focus is to: - educate about the international instruments and institutions, the regional mechanism and national commissions that aim to promote and protect human rights, as well as the established generations of human rights and the emerging generation of collective rights; - organize to challenge the current judicial and political systems to improve and be innovative in their approach; and - mobilize participants to move beyond basic understanding and to build skills and strategies for future nonviolence and human rights campaigns The principled analysis of existing international human rights rooted in relevant case law and international issues will be the basis for the seminar. A program of action will be developed together by experts and participants to transform the knowledge into direct action. The pedagogy of the seminar will feature lectures and panels by professionals in the field of human rights from the grassroots to the global level as well as professors teaching the philosophy and practice of nonviolence and international human rights law. The participants will also meet in working groups to do two functions of: - examining case studies before international bodies; and - formulating conclusions and visionary proposals during futures studies assemblies. The participants will also do two writing assignments featuring - a 10 - 15 page paper building upon the 150 - 250 word abstract submitted in the application for admission. The paper should focus on one of the subjects featured at the Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights Summer Seminar. The HIHR and accepted participants will work together on the final product. Upon arrival students will hand in 10 - 15 page paper to organizers based on the previous abstract. During the Summer Seminar, students will present papers to human rights experts and community members and lead a discussion on importance of the issue in international human rights law. - a brief, yet complete, 1503 citing a human rights violation researched while on location in Hawai'i. Those who endure the three week advanced course and training in peace and human rights on three islands in Hawai'i and complete the course will receive a diploma from the Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights. The Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights summer seminar, "Deepening the Discourse of Human Rights; Developing Nonviolent Strategies for Direct Action and Diplomacy" is limited to a maximum of 35 participants. The course fee for individuals is $1,500.00 (USD). For persons affiliated with institutions, such as governmental or non-governmental organizations, the fee is $2,000.00 (USD). This fee includes tuition, written materials, accommodation and excursions of empowerment. There will be four receptions and one ho'olaule'a. Participants will be lodged in guest houses on all three islands. Accepted applicants will be able to work with HIHR travel agents to find affordable rates to Hawai'i. HIHR will assist with visas to attend the summer seminar. Participants must be responsible for proper medical, travel and damage insurance. Provided necessary funds and grant awards are available, participants might receive an exemption from course fees and a fellowship to award some further expenses coverage. Potential participants should complete the application form, paper abstract and essay. The application deadline is March 15, 2000. All information will be handled confidentially. Candidates will be informed by April 15, 2000 to begin packing for "paradise" and researching and writing the paper to present in Hawai'i in June. May we ask you to forward this information to activists, academics and authors that would be interested in participating in this educational endeavor. Please pass on this opportunity in peace and human rights education to students, professors and experts you believe would be interested in submitting an application. For additional copies of the information brochure and application forms, please contact us at the following address: Joshua Cooper, Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights, Pacific Peace Palace, 3524 Campbell Avenue, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96815. Phone: 808 734-0117, Fax: 808 956-5708, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. You can also consult our site on the world wide web. Our internet URL is http://www.geocities.com/hihrmaui O wau no me ka ha'aha'a, With great humbleness, Joshua Cooper Malia Davidson HIHR Summer Seminar Advanced Course Coordinators ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ To subscribe to the list, send a message to <email@example.com>, with the following text in the message: subscribe hr-education To unsubscribe from the list, send a message to <firstname.lastname@example.org>, with the following text in the message: unsubscribe hr-education If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <email@example.com>. *Por información en espanol, por favor contactar <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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