Customized Training Course For Academics on UN Human Rights Mechanisms

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25 May 2018

During one week, 14 academics from five countries deepened their knowledge and expertise of United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms during a customized training course co-organized with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights of the University of Oslo.

Insight Into the Work of UN Human Rights Mechanisms

Through a series of workshops, practical exercises, discussions with leading experts and direct observation of the Universal Periodic Review process and the work of UN treaty bodies, participants acquired a rare insight into the functioning of Geneva-based human rights mechanisms.

‘One of the core objectives of this training is to provide participants with the tools to link theory with practice and to fully grasp with the political and legal nature of these mechanisms’ underlines Kamelia Kemileva, Executive Manager at the Geneva Academy. ‘It is the second year we co-organize this training with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, and I am always impressed by the level of discussions and exchanges between participants, experts and practitioners she adds.

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