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ERC-L Human Rights Education Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue # 1 (January 2007)

2007-01-31 22:35:07

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* ERC-L Volume 7, Issue # 1 (January 2007) *
* A monthly newsletter with updates from the *
* Electronic Resource Centre for Human Rights Education *
* Published by HREA *
* http://www.hrea.org/erc/ *
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ERC-L is a monthly e-mail newsletter about new resources for human rights education and training on the web site of HREA. HREA's Resource Centre consists of: a Library; a Forums section with various discussion lists related to human rights and human rights education; a Human Rights Links section; and a Databases section. If you have questions or feedback, please contact us at: <erc@hrea.org>.



## FEATURE ##

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (27 January 2007)

The United Nations has designated 27 January as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. On this date in 1945 the Auschwitz death camp was liberated. Auschwitz, in southern Poland, was the biggest Nazi death camp and liberated by Soviet Red Army troops on 27 January 1945. Up to 6 million Jews are estimated to have died in the concentration camps, as well as hundreds of thousands of others deemed undesirable due to ethnic origin, religious beliefs or other reasons, including gays and communists.
http://www.hrea.org/feature-events/Holocaust-commemoration-day.php




## LIBRARY: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Library ##

New documents added:

* Education as an intervention strategy to eliminate and prevent child labour: Consolidated Good Practices of the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) (Geneva: International Labour Organization, 2006). Language(s): English. Keywords: good practices, formal education, non-formal education, teacher training, vocational training, child labour, right to education, Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment (ILO Convention N° 138), Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour (ILO Convention N° 182), International Labour Organization (ILO). URL:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Library/display.php?doc_id=3750&category_id=4&category_type=3&group=

* Guide to International Human Rights Mechanisms for Internally Displaced Persons and their Advocates by David Fisher (Bern: Brookings Institution-University of Bern Project, 2006). Language(s): English. Keywords: guide, reference, internally displaced persons, Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. URL:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Library/display.php?doc_id=3751&category_id=23&category_type=3&group=

* Handbook for Teachers by Jeannie Annan, Lucia Castelli, Anne Devreux, Elena Locatelli (Kampala: AVSI, 2003). Language(s): English. Keywords: handbook, teachers, primary school, secondary school, conflict resolution, peace education, conflict transformation, peace, Uganda. URL:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Library/display.php?doc_id=3754&category_id=18&category_type=3&group=

* Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women by Mahnaz Afkhami, Ann Eisenberg, and Haleh Vaziri (Bethesda, MD: Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace, 2001). Language(s): English, French, Maghreby-Arabic, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Shamy-Arabic, Swahili. Keywords: training manual, NGO staff, gender, organisational development, women's human rights. URL:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Library/display.php?doc_id=3748&category_id=22&category_type=3&group=

* Manual to promote European Active Citizenship (Association Européenne des Enseignants/European Association of Teachers, 2001). Language(s): English. Keywords: good practices, manual, school administrators, teachers, citizenship education, education for democratic citizenship, inter-cultural education, peace education, peer group education, human rights education, European Union. URL:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Library/display.php?doc_id=3756&category_id=18&category_type=3&group=

* Programming for Justice: Access for All. A Practitioner's Guide to a Human Rights-Based Approach to Access to Justice (Bangkok: United Nations Development Programme, 2005). Language(s): English. Keywords: guide, indigenous peoples, internally displaced persons, legal literacy, migrant workers, minority rights, national human rights institutions, refugees, right to an effective remedy, rights-based programming, women's human rights. URL:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Library/display.php?doc_id=3746&category_id=21&category_type=3&group=

* Specialized Training Manual on Psychosocial Counseling for Trafficked Youth (Kathmandu: International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC)/International Labour Organization, 2002). Language(s): English. Keywords: audio-visual materials, training manual, health professionals, social workers, child labour, children's rights, HIV/AIDS, trafficking in persons, Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour (ILO Convention N° 182). URL:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Library/display.php?doc_id=3749&category_id=14&category_type=3&group=

* Towards Effective Training for Field Human Rights Work: Recommending an on-going international process to codify best human rights field practice by Karen Kenny (International Human Rights Network, 1996). Language(s): English. Keywords: good practices, lesson plan(s), research study, human rights monitors, training of professional groups, human rights education, human rights monitoring, Cambodia, El Salvador, Haiti, Rwanda. URL:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Library/display.php?doc_id=3753&category_id=4&category_type=3&group=

* Training Manual for Teachers by Jeannie Annan, Lucia Castelli, Anne Devreux, Elena Locatelli (Kampala: AVSI, 2003). Language(s): English. Keywords: training manual, teachers, trainers, primary school, secondary school, teacher training, conflict resolution, peace education, conflict transformation, Uganda. URL:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Library/display.php?doc_id=3755&category_id=18&category_type=3&group=

* Working Together: A Guidebook for Training of Trainers on Mainstreaming Children's Participation (Bangkok: Child Workers in Asia, n.d.). Language(s): English. Keywords: guide, training manual, trainers, training of trainers, children's rights, rights of the child, Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). URL:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Library/display.php?doc_id=3747&category_id=21&category_type=3&group=




## CALENDAR: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar ##

New courses added:

* 18th International Summer School on Human Rights
Date: 23-30 June 2007
Level: graduate, professional
Focus: The programme combines lectures and workshops on the historical and philosophical background of human rights, domestic and international systems of human rights protection as well as applicability of rights of primary importance. The lectures will be given by renowned professors and experts in the field of human rights and international law. English and Russian are the working languages.
Location: Warsaw-Miedzeszyn (Poland)
Deadline of application: 15 February 2007
Organisation: Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights Poland
URL: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar/display.php?doc_id=3694&month=6&year=2007

* Advanced Course on the International Protection of Human Rights
Date: 13-24 August 2007
Level: graduate, professional
Focus: The course aims at providing a profound insight into, and analysis of, the system of international human rights protection in the light of contemporary problems and relevant case law. The course is composed of lectures, case studies in working- groups, seminars and an optional essay.
Location: Åbo (Finland)
Deadline of application: 16 April 2007
Organisation: Institute for Human Rights/Åbo Akademi University
URL: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar/display.php?doc_id=3696&month=8&year=2007

* Conflict Transformation Across Cultures Summer Institute
Date: 28 May-15 June 2007
Level: professional
Focus: This three-week, three-credit professional development and graduate training program in conflict
transformation. It is specifically designed for field workers and managers of development and community-based organisations who serve communities in often-volatile environments.
Location: Brattleboro, VT (USA)
Deadline of application: 16 April 2007
Organisation: School for International Training (SIT)
URL: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar/display.php?doc_id=3706&month=5&year=2007

* Challenges to International Humanitarian Law
Date: 12-16 November 2007
Level: graduate, professional
Focus: This intensive course is meant to provide insights into new developments of and challenges to international humanitarian law. International experts will, inter alia, deal with the interaction between human rights law and humanitarian law and international criminal law. Issues such as child soldiers and genocide will also be addressed.
Location: Turku/Åbo (Finland)
Deadline of application: -
Organisation: Institute for Human Rights/Åbo Akademi University
URL: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar/display.php?doc_id=3697&month=11&year=2007

* Disability in Developing Countries
Date: 17-21 September 2007
Level: post-graduate, professional
Focus: The course aims to increase knowledge of the issues surrounding disability in developing countries; to provide skills for designing, implementing and evaluating disability programs; and to introduce the concepts and means of mainstreaming disability into development programs.
Location: Melbourne (Australia)
Deadline of application: -
Organisation: Australian International Health Institute
URL: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar/display.php?doc_id=3702&month=9&year=2007

* INCORE Summer School
Date: 11-15 June 2007
Level: post-graduate, professional
Focus: The Annual INCORE Summer School is an intensive week of discussion, reflection, learning and networking, facilitated by leading academics and practitioners. The courses reflect the state of the art in conflict resolution thinking and practice, bringing people involved in conflict management together to enhance their practice and to avail of cutting-edge learning.
Location: Derry/Londonderry (Northern Ireland)
Deadline of application: 22 January 2007
Organisation: INCORE/University of Ulster
URL: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar/display.php?doc_id=3693&month=6&year=2007

* Indigenous Peoples, Minorities, Human Rights and Advocacy in the Asia-Pacific Region
Level: professional
Focus: The training provides: knowledge of international human rights law and the UN system, with particular emphasis on indigenous peoples’ rights; understanding of how international standards relate to issues such as intellectual property, the environment, community development and corporate accountability; practical training in strategic advocacy and peoples’ diplomacy including skills in working with the media and using the internet for advocacy.
Location: Darwin (Australia)
Deadline of application: 16 February 2007
Organisation: Diplomacy Training Program, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
URL: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar/display.php?doc_id=3708&month=4&year=2007

* Intensive Course in Health and Human Rights
Date: 18-22 June 2007
Level: (under)graduate, professional
Focus: This rigorous 4-day programme helps a wide range of professionals acquire the skills and background knowledge they need to successfully incorporate a human rights framework into their daily activities. Participants will acquire a basic understanding of both the history and present status of international human rights and international humanitarian law as they apply to public health practice.
Location: Boston (USA)
Deadline of application: 27 April 2007
Organisation: School of Public Health/Boston University, Harvard School of Public Health
URL: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar/display.php?doc_id=3692&month=6&year=2007

* International Summer School in Forced Migration
Date: 2-20 July 2007
Level: professional
Focus: Over three weeks, the course looks at the complex phenomenon of forced migration from a number of different angles. Beginning with reflection on the diverse ways of conceptualising forced migration, the course considers the political, legal and psychosocial issues associated with contemporary displacement. Individual course modules also tackle a range of other topics, including globalisation and forced migration, negotiating strategies in humanitarian situations, and development-induced displacement.
Location: Oxford (United Kingdom)
Deadline of application: 1 March/1 May 2007
Organisation: Refugee Studies Centre
URL: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar/display.php?doc_id=3701&month=7&year=2007

* Palestinian Refugees and International Law
Date: 28-29 April 2007
Level: professional
Focus: This two-day workshop places the Palestinian refugee case study within the broader context of the
international human rights regime. It examines, within a human rights framework, the policies and practices of Middle Eastern states as they impinge upon Palestinian refugees.
Location: Oxford (United Kingdom)
Deadline of application: -
Organisation: Refugee Studies Centre
URL: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar/display.php?doc_id=3705&month=4&year=2007

* Regional Course on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Date: 24 April-11 May 2007
Level: professional
Focus: The course is intended for professionals, researchers, activists, defenders and trainers to broaden their knowledge and further develop their human rights expertise on the substantive and institutional aspects of the promotion and protection of economic, social and cultural rights at national, regional and international levels.
Location: Pretoria (South Africa)
Deadline of application: 28 February 2007
Organisation: Human Rights Trust of Southern Africa (SAHRIT)
URL: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar/display.php?doc_id=3699&month=4&year=2007

* Regional Interdisciplinary Course on Children's Rights
Date: 23 April-11 May 2007
Level: professional
Focus: The course will endeavour to bring pertinent children’s rights issues to the fore. It will be an opportunity for participants from the different backgrounds and countries of southern Africa to share information and experiences. At the same time study visits will be carried out and presentations and panel discussions by different regional and international experts will be conducted.
Location: Pretoria (South Africa)
Deadline of application: 28 February 2007
Organisation: SAHRIT
URL: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar/display.php?doc_id=3703&month=4&year=2007

* Summer Course Human Rights 2007
Date: 20-31 August 2007
Level: graduate, professional
Focus: This summer course is a joint initiative of the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research, the Catholic University of Leuven and Northwestern University of Chicago. Plenary sessions are combined with visits to international organisations like the International Court of Justice in The Hague and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Location: The Hague (The Netherlands)/Leuven (Belgium)
Deadline of application: 20 Apil 2007
Organisation: School of Human Rights Research
URL: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar/display.php?doc_id=3700&month=8&year=2007

* Teaching Law, Human Rights and Ethics
Date: 9-13 July 2007
Level: (post-)graduate, professional
Focus: This is a course for junior law faculty and senior students interested in pursuing academic career, who wish to learn more about the use of innovative methods of teaching human rights law and ethics, including experiential learning. The workshop is devoted to giving participants knowledge on cutting-edge substantive law topics, specifically within the themes of human rights and ethics, as well as skills-training in new methods of pedagogy.
Location: Budapest (Hungary)
Deadline of application: 14 February 2007
Organisation: Central European University (CEU) Summer University, Columbia Law School, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)
URL: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar/display.php?doc_id=3698&month=7&year=2007

* The Rights of Refugees Under International Law
Date: 19-20 May 2007
Level: professional
Focus: This weekend seminar focuses on the specific human rights to which all refugees are entitled under the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol. The goal of this short course is to equip policy-makers, advocates and scholars with a solid understanding of the international refugee rights regime.
Location: Oxford (United Kingdom)
Deadline of application: -
Organisation: Refugee Studies Centre
URL: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Calendar/display.php?doc_id=3704&month=5&year=2007



## LINKS: http://www.hrea.org/erc/Links ##

The Human Rights Links section of the Resource Centre has been revised and expanded. It is now possible to navigate the links both by topic, region anc country.

Links to human rights organisations and resources in the following countries were added:

Albania:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Links/list.php?category_type=2&category_id=760

Australia:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Links/list.php?category_type=2&category_id=182

Belgium:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Links/list.php?category_type=2&category_id=781

Chile:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Links/list.php?category_type=2&category_id=474

India:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Links/list.php?category_type=2&category_id=443

Kenya:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Links/list.php?category_type=2&category_id=820

Lebanon:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Links/list.php?category_type=2&category_id=744

Philippines:
http://www.hrea.org/erc/Links/list.php?category_type=2&category_id=533






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