Dear friends, On behalf of the Balkan Human Rights Network, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights has the pleasure to announce the second Human Rights School for Future Decision Makers, to be held in Dubrovnik, 6 - 20 June 2002. Succesful postgraduate or final students of law, international relations, political sciences, economics, or young parlamentarians, government officials or official of politicals as well as young persons involved in the work of NGOs are encouraged to submit their applications. If you are interested, please send us (via e-mail or ordinary post) the filled Application Form along with your detailed CV and proof of English proficiency. Please, acknowledge that the deadline for submitting the applications is 25 March 2002. All costs (including transportation, visa, meals and housing) will be covered by the Balkan Human Rights Network. The Application Form and the Statement of Purpose are attached with this message. [***Moderators' note: The application form for this summer school can be requested by sending an e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org> and write in the subject line: "Balkan HR Summer School" ***] Looking forward to receive your applications Marija Rudic, Project Co-ordinator Belgrade Centre for Human Rights Mlatisumina 26 / I 11000 Belgrade 20 FRY Tel / Fax: +381 11 308 5328, 432 572 email@example.com ------------------ BALKAN HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK SUMMER SCHOOL Human Rights School for Future Decision Makers Dubrovnik, Croatia 6 - 20 June 2002 ORGANIZER: BALKAN HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK Venue Courses will be held in Dubrovnik both in the Hotel Lero and in Inter-University Centre, from 6 - 20 June 2002. Language of instruction: English STATEMENT OF PURPOSE At the dawn of the XXI century, the countries of the south-eastern Europe have all faced the challenge of strengthening democracy and creating a system based on the rule of law and the respect of human rights and freedoms. The successful shaping of such a system may only be attained through continuous reform and improvement in the quality of democratic institutions. It will be the task of the young generation, mostly educated during the previous years of wars, constant crisis and outrageous mismanagement, to overcome the lack of the democratic identity in their states' judiciary, administration, law enforcement bodies, but also to change the public perception of the individual and collective rights and freedoms. The enhancement of the rule of law and creation of a human-rights-friendly environment among the prospective decision-makers in the region is a crucial step towards democratisation and European integration. The Balkan Human Rights Network has committed itself to contributing to the realisation of these goals. BHRN strongly believes that young, educated and successful individuals would be the key players in entrenching the culture of human rights into Southeast European countries' legal systems and practice. The School of Human Rights for Future Decision-Makers aims to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills in the fields of human rights and the rule of law. It is essential for proper human rights education to focus not only on constitutional and legislative issues, but to enable the participants of the School to gain an insight into the political and theoretical aspects as well as the culture of human rights. Besides, suggestions will be made for the practical steps that may be taken by the governments, political parties, NGOs and professional associations in the region, in order to improve the human rights situation. Along with international procedures for the protection of human rights, special emphasis will be given to the jurisprudence of the European Court for Human Rights and decisions of the United Nations treaty bodies. Apart from the specific rights and freedoms, particular attention will be given to other substantial issues, such as discrimination, religion, overcoming the past. The emphasis will also be on the comparative analysis of the human rights jurisprudence and practice in the countries of the Balkans. In addition, three-day intensive Internet workshop will be held as the extension of the regular School's programme. Information Technology Specialist has designed the workshop and will be in charge for its implementation. The purpose of this workshop will be to provide students with the knowledge and skills to use the Internet to accomplish individual and organisational objectives, to utilise the results of computer-assisted research in human rights field and to develop and use skills to locate, analyse, evaluate, synthesise and design resources and services on the Internet related to human rights. ENVISAGED TOPICS: ¨ Introduction to the Idea of Human Rights and Human Rights Law ¨ International Organisations and Procedures for the Protection of Human Rights ¨ Comparative overview of legislation, jurisprudence and practice in the region ¨ Discrimination / Endangered groups ¨ Individual Rights ¨ Culture of Human Rights ¨ Media and Human Rights ¨ Overcoming the Past and Looking Forward to the Future - Issues for the XXI century + Internet workshops, case studies and role-plays. READING MATERIALS Photocopies of relevant international human rights instruments, articles and reports of various human rights, both national and international, non-governmental and governmental organisations dealing with wide range of topics concerning the human rights issues. Publications of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, other publications related to human rights, and photocopies of articles and documents available in Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian or English. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Successful postgraduate or final year students of law, international relations, political science, economics, or young parliamentarians, government officials or officials of political parties, as well as young persons involved in the work of NGOs are encouraged to submit their applications for the Human Rights School. Eligible candidates must be the persons coming from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia. The number of participants is limited to 30. The successful candidates will be selected on a competitive basis. Since the language of the School is English, applicants should demonstrate strong command of English and be able to follow lectures and participate actively in discussions. The Balkan Human Rights Network will ensure the equal gender and geographical distribution of the selected participants. The deadline for application is 25 March 2002. Costs: Balkan Human Rights Network will cover housing, transportation and meals and visa costs. Additionally, participants will receive a modest contribution to their expenses during the School. [***Moderators' note: The application form for this summer school can be requested by sending an e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org> and write in the subject line: "Balkan HR Summer School" ***] How to fill out the Application Form: If you are filling the Application Form on-line, please use the following instructions: - Download the Application Form and paste it to your Desktop - Fill out the Application Form (using Tab key) - Attach the scanned picture - Save the Application Form to your Desktop - Attach the filled Application Form on the e-mail and send it to the recipient If you are using the printed version of the Application Form, please fill it out in printed, capital letters, paste your photo and send it via ordinary post to the relevant Contact Person. Project Co-ordinator: Marija Rudic Belgrade Centre for Human Rights Mlatisumina 26 / I 11000 Belgrade Serbia Yugoslavia Tel: +381 11 308 5328 / 432 572 Fax: +381 11 308 5328 / 432 572 E-mail: email@example.com Contact persons within the region: MONTENEGRO Dragan Prelevic CEDEM Mose Pijade 40, 81 000 Podgorica Tel/Fax: 081 623 091 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org MACEDONIA Ana Adamcevska Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Dame Gruzev 28, 1000 Skopje Tel/Fax: 02 119 073 E-mail: email@example.com SERBIA Marija Rudic Belgrade Centre for Human Rights Mlatisumina 26 / I, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia Tel/Fax: 011 308 5328 / 432 572 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org BIH Dino Abazovic Human Rights Centre ,University of Sarajevo Zmaja od Bosne 8 street, 71 000 Sarajevo Tel/Fax: 033 266 580 E-mail: email@example.com CROATIA Maja Hasanbasic Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Ilica 15/III, 10 000 Zagreb Tel: 01 48 12 322 Fax: 01 48 12 324 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org KOSOVO Behxhet Shala Council for the Defence of Human Rights and Freedoms Ylfete Humolli 5, Prishtina, Kosova Tel/Fax: ++381 (0) 38 249 006, ++381 (0) 38 244 029 Mobile: ++377 (0) 44 500 502, ++377 (0) 44 112 128 E-mail: email@example.com ALBANIA Saverina Pasho Albanian Center for Human Rights Rruga "Kont Urani" No. 10 Tirana-Albania. 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