SUMMER SCHOOL Human Rights School for Future Decision Makers Dubrovnik, Croatia May 23 - June 6, 2003 ORGANIZER: BALKAN HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK Language of instruction: English Project Coordinator: Maja Hasanbasic Crnogorac Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Ilica 15 10000 Zagreb Croatia Tel: +385 1 4812 322 Fax: +385 1 4812 324 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Contact persons within the region: ALBANIA Vladimir Nika Albanian Center for Human Rights Rruga "Kont Urani" No.10 Tirana - Albania Tel: +355 4 230 630 Fax: +355 4 239 121 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com BiH Aida Mehicevic Human Rights Center, University of Sarajevo Zmaja od Bosne 8 street, 71 000 Sarajevo Tel/Fax: + 387 33 266 580/ 266 581 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CROATIA Maja Hasanbasic Crnogorac Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Ilica 15/III, 10 000 Zagreb Tel: 01 48 12 322 Fax: 01 48 12 324 E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org KOSOVO Zinaide Kuci Council for the Defence of Human Rights and Freedoms Ylfete Humolli 5, Prishtina, Kosova Tel/ Fax: +381 38 249 006, 244 029 E-mail: email@example.com MACEDONIA Kalinka Gaber Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Dame Gruev 8/5, P.O.Box 58, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia Tel/Fax: + 389 2 119 073, 290 469 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Linda Bexheti Association for Democratic Initiatives Tel: + 389 42 22 11 00 Fax: + 389 42 22 1102 E-mail: email@example.com MONTENEGRO Siniba Bjekovic Human Rights Center, University of Montenegro Ul. 13. jula 2, 81 000 Podgorica Tel: + 381 67 613 643 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org SERBIA Beba Djuraskovic Belgrade Center for Human Rights Mlatisumina 26 / I, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia Tel/Fax: 011 308 5328 / 432 572 E-mail: email@example.com VENUE Courses will be held in Dubrovnik, in the Hotel "Lero" and internet workshops in the Inter-University Center, from May 23 to June 6, 2003. 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 related to human rights, and photocopies of articles and documents available in Croatian/Serbian/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, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The number of participants is limited to 30. The age limit is 30 years. 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 March 23, 2003. APPLICATION FORMS can be obtained from the contact persons within the region listed at the beginning of this message. CANDIDATES MUST ENCLOSE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS: 1. Fulfilled application form + scanned photo 2. CV in English 3. 2 Recommendations 4. Certificate(s) of proficiency in English Distribution of participants within the Balkan region: Albania - 4 participants Bosnia and Herzegovina - 4 participants Bulgaria - 1 participant Croatia - 4 participants Kosovo - 3 participants Macedonia - 4 participants Montenegro - 3 participants Serbia - 4 participants 3 optional places will be reserved for the best candidates according to the application requirements. COSTS: Balkan Human Rights Network will cover housing, transportation, meals and visa costs. 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