Skip to main content

Practitioner Training: Defending human rights

KURVE Wustrow
Training date
Registration deadline

OBJECTIVES Participants are able • to gain insights into the concept of human rights and an overview of selected international and regional human rights instruments • to formulate their own perspective on the universality of human rights • to identify potential strategies for defending human rights in their own context

Human rights matter for peace work in at least three different ways. The denial of human rights can be a cause for conflict. Violent conflict often goes along with gross human rights violations. And human rights can serve as a vision for a just and peaceful society in a post-conflict setting. In this training we uncover the origin(s) of human rights, give an overview of the most important international and regional human rights standards and apply these to selected case studies of human rights violations. Furthermore we will discuss the universality of human rights from different perspectives. We will share examples how human rights are effectively claimed and defended and how human rights defenders can be protected. The training is relevant for all who want to gain a better understanding of the concept of human rights and who want to defend human rights or protect human rights defenders.

Fee information

PARTICIPATION FEE FOR TRAININGS IN PRESENCE Fee for organisations: 1.800 Euro Fee for individuals: 1.200 Euro Reduced fee: 1.000 Euro The course fee covers lodging from Monday to Friday (dormitory style; single room supplement available for 10,00 Euro per day), vegetarian full board and training material, as well as health insurance. If lack of funds is an obstacle to your participation, please let us know. Depending on availability of funds, we may be able to offer reductions on the participation fee or cover your travel expenses partially.

How to Register

APPLICATION Please note the following deadlines for applications: For people in need of a visa: at least 14 weeks before the training starts, no later than 27 June 2022. For people without visa requirements: at least 6 weeks before the training series starts, no later than 22 August 2022. We cannot accept late or incomplete applications.

Please fill in the application form on our website: or contact us: