Training programme on "Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches" - Deadline April 14

Original Posting HERE Deadline: 26/06/2017 (14/04/2017 for scholarships) Region: Global (including Europe) Country: Ireland

Organized by the International Human Rights Network (IHRN), this annual training programme will take place at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth from Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June, 2017. Scholarships available.

Objective The central objective of this annual training programme is to enhance the skills of participants in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector Reform. It will facilitate the development of knowledge and skills regarding:

  • The legal principles and practice underpinning human rights based approaches to justice sector reform
  • The inter-linkages between justice sector actors (law enforcement, judicial, corrections, etc)
  • The relationship between the justice sector and related sectors (‘security sector’), and concepts ‘rule of law’, ‘good governance’
  • Human Rights Based needs assessment, programme design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation
  • Programming tools (including Human Rights Based benchmarks and indicators)
  • Case studies from national contexts and international field missions (conflict and post-conflict)
  • Teamwork, advocacy and strategic partnerships


The Programme uses a variety of pedagogical techniques; including presentations, plenary discussions, group work and role-plays, case studies, etc. The programme is highly participatory and emphasises cross-learning among participants, based upon advance reflection. Advance reading provides participants with a common grounding in the international legal framework governing justice sector reform and human rights based approaches.


Reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of human rights based justice sector reform, the programme is aimed at individuals from a range of disciplines (law and other social sciences, project management, etc), with experience in developing and industrialised countries, as well as international field missions: government officials; regulatory bodies (e.g prison/police inspectors; national human rights institutions; Bar Councils etc); international civil servants (UN agencies, AU, EC, OSCE, OAS etc); non-state actor as well as policy advisors/project managers. The programme is of particular relevance to consultants providing technical assistance services to bi- and multi-lateral donors (see IHRN Expert Database)


There is no formal deadline. If you require an Irish visa, please allow 8 weeks for that application to be processed by the Irish authorities once your place has been confirmed.

For more information on logistics, fee, how to apply and details of the criteria and application process for an IHRN Scholarship for this programme please click HERE


Interested. Can you email details on how to apply to

1 Like