HUMAN RIGHTS DISTANCE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES


IMMIGRANT HEALTH ISSUES

The Humphrey Institute and the School of Public Health of the  University of Minnesota are offering a distance ed, computer-based course for providers and policy makers on Immigrant Health Issues.  The course can be taken for  credit or non-credit.   Continuing education credits available.  Learn from your home or office computer. 

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TEACHING HUMAN RIGHTS ONLINE

Students and faculty are invited to use critical thinking exercises for individual learning, collaborative problem solving assignments for student teams, and conferencing tools for international education online. THRO is a project of the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights directed by Howard Tolley, Jr. at the University of Cincinnati.

Available in English, French and Spanish


INTERNET COURSE ON THE INVESTIGATION, MONITORING AND REPORTING OF
HUMAN RIGHTS

This course will help you develop the skills of conducting and reporting impartial and accurate research into human rights abuses. It will be of benefit to anybody in NGOs and other groups promoting rights-based advocacy or seeking to defend human rights.

It is part of Learning for Change, an integrated collection of courses developed by Fahamu in conjunction with the University of Oxford.

Fahamu
Frewin Court
51 Cornmarket Street
Oxford OX1 3HA, UK
Tel +44 (0)845 456 2442
or +44 (0)1865 727006
Fax +44 (0)845 456 2443
or +44 (0)1865 727909

email: info@fahamu.org;


INTERNET COURSE ON THE INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

The Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University offers the Internet Course on the International Protection of Human Rights in the Autumn 2001. The course is the result of Finnish-Baltic co- operation between the Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University (Finland), the Faculty of Law at Tartu University (Estonia), Institute of Human Rights at University of Latvia, Faculty of Law at Vilnius University (Lithuania) and the Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights/ Law University of Lithuania. Participants are expected to be familiar with legal concepts. The language of instruction is English and the course is worth 6 ECTS. Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded a Diploma. The course is IT-based and builds upon both independent and group study. The number of participants is limited to 10 participants from each partner university.

For further information on the course, please contact your university listed below:

Finland:

Course Director: Professor Martin Scheinin
Department of Law, Åbo Akademi University Gezeliusgatan
2 FIN-20500 Åbo
Tel: +358-2-215 4322
email: maschein@abo.fi

Course Coordinator: Ms. Kati Frostell, Project Coordinator
Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi Universtity Akademigatan 1 FIN-20500 Åbo
Tel: +358-2-215 3207
fax: +358-2-215 4802
e-mail: kfrostel@abo.fi

Estonia:

Mr. Juhani Kortteinen, Head of Lectorship in International and European Community Law Faculty of Law Tartu University
Näituse 20, Tartu, Estonia
Tel: +372-7-375 986
e-mail: jkortteinen@iuridicum.ut.ee

Latvia:

Mr. Mertie Mits, Director Institute of Human Rights
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law Raina bulvaris 19
Riga LV-1586
Tel: 371-703 4558
fax: 371-703 4558, 371-703 4559
e-mail: mits@lanet.lv

Lithuania:

Dr. Danute Jociene Vilnius, University Faculty of Law
Sauletekio 9, 2040 Vilnius
Tel. +370-2-769509, +370-2-768960,
e-mail: danute@www.euro.lt

Ms. Elvyra Baltutyte, Assistant of the International law and EU Law Department
Law University of Lithuania/Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights Gedimino 27/2 2600 Vilnius
E-mail: LCHR@post.omnitel.net


RESEARCH AND EVALUATION IN THE HUMAN RIGHTS FIELD (7 JANUARY-5 APRIL 2002)

Organised by Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) with financial support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Constitutional Legal Policy Institute (COLPI).

Human rights activists and educators will be introduced to the fundamentals of research design, qualitative and quantitative methods, data collection and applications for improving programming. Learners will participate in exercises to develop basic research skills, analyse research studies, and will practise designing a research or evaluation project. Course participants will also become better "consumers" of such studies. Participants are encouraged to come to the course with a research or evaluation project idea that can be developed within the course.

The courses are intended for staff members of human rights/social justice organisations. Participants should have a good written command of English (any proof, e.g. certificate, diploma of English language proficiency should be enclosed with the application) and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use. The number of participants is limited to 25 per course. HREA aims to ensure equal gender and geographical distribution across the selected participants.

Participants are requested to send:
- a copy of their CV (2-3 pages)
- a completed Application Form (see below)
- two letters of recommendation
- a cover letter stating their motivation for participating and personal goals in the course

Application can be downloaded in Word format from: http://www.hrea.org/courses/application-oct-2001.doc. The application has to be submitted no later than Wednesday, 7 November 2001. Applications can be sent either via e-mail (applications@hrea.org) or fax (+1 617 249-0278). All decisions on applications will be made by HREA's International Advisory Committee. Applicants who have been selected will be notified by 21 December 2001.


HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY (4 FEBRUARY-3 MAY 2002)

Organised by Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) with financial support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Constitutional Legal Policy Institute (COLPI).

Human rights activists will be introduced to proven methods of advocating human rights at the local, national, regional and international levels. Students will become equipped with the skills and tools to design and implement effective advocacy campaigns. Participants are expected to come to the course with ideas about advocacy projects that they would like to implement with their organisation. In addition to the required reading, interim and final assignments and group discussions, there will be presentations by representatives of international and regional human rights organisations (e.g. Amnesty International, International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights).

The courses are intended for staff members of human rights/social justice organisations. Participants should have a good written command of English (any proof, e.g. certificate, diploma of English language proficiency should be enclosed with the application) and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use. The number of participants is limited to 25 per course. HREA aims to ensure equal gender and geographical distribution across the selected participants.

Participants are requested to send:
- a copy of their CV (2-3 pages)
- a completed Application Form (see below)
- two letters of recommendation
- a cover letter stating their motivation for participating and personal goals in the course

Application can be downloaded in Word format from: http://www.hrea.org/courses/application-oct-2001.doc. The application has to be submitted no later than Wednesday, 7 November 2001. Applications can be sent either via e-mail (applications@hrea.org) or fax (+1 617 249-0278). All decisions on applications will be made by HREA's International Advisory Committee. Applicants who have been selected will be notified by 21 December 2001
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