EIUC’s International Human Rights training for diplomats

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is pleased to announce a three-day Training Seminar on International Human Rights Diplomacy. The course will be held in the historical Monastery of San Nicolò on 23, 24 and 25 April 2015 and will be run by a team of human rights experts including Ambassador Christian Strohal, Mr. Thomas Unger, and members of the COHOM (the Council's working group on the human rights aspects of EU external relations).

The seminar aims at enhancing the understanding of the United Nations system and its organs and procedures, and at sharpening knowledge of current human rights priorities and issues of concern as well as their relevance for international relations.

The programme will be based on a participatory approach and include presentations and discussions on the various topics on the agenda. Theoretical considerations will be combined with first-hand experiences members of the OHCHR, the EU, the World Bank and non-governmental organisations.

The course will be facilitated by Ambassador Christian Strohal, Permanent Representative of Austria to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and representative of his country to the United Nations Office in Geneva from 2008 till 2013. During this session, participants will gain an in-depth overview of international cooperation and multilateral diplomacy. Moreover, Mr. Thomas Unger currently working as a researcher on transitional justice and as an adviser to the UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence will cover topics ranging from the rule of law, democracy and human rights.

You may visit the following link for more information about the programme.

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