segunda-feira, 9 de agosto de 2010

Intensive Course on the Role of Human Rights in Development: Impact and Responsibility

8–12 November 2010, in Turku/Åbo, Finland

Course Description

This one-week intensive course offers participants an opportunity to acquire specialist-level knowledge in the field of human rights and development. It offers critical examinations of the conceptual and practical relevance of the international human rights framework to development cooperation, focusing on strategies to integrate the two fields, including but not limited to human rights-based approaches to development. There is special focus on human rights as an accountability framework and women and children as claimants of rights. The course will provide both theoretical and practical insights, for example in the area of assessing impact and the value of human rights-based approaches to development.
The course is conducted in English, and is composed of seminars, working-group exercises and an optional written examination. The course is designed for PhD students, scholars, practitioners (e.g., law, human rights and/or development), policy-makers and advanced master’s students. The number of participants is restricted to 40.
Those who successfully complete the course, including the written examination, will receive a Diploma equivalent to 10 ECTS credits. With no written examination, the participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance equivalent to 2 ECTS credits.
Applicants should complete the application form, include two separate letters of recommendation in support of their application, and return a completed application to the Institute for Human Rights (address below). The deadline for applications is 14 September 2010.

Details of the course, including application forms, can be obtained from the Institute’s website at
Fees and Scholarships
The course and accommodation fee is EUR 900. The fee is EUR 700 for those who make their own housing arrangements. Students at Åbo Akademi University are exempted from the course fee. A limited number of scholarships is available (for details, see course application form).
Readings and Contact Details
Further readings for the seminars will be posted on the course website accessible to participants only.
Ms Eva Höglund, Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Biskopsgatan 19, 
20500 Turku/Åbo, Finland. Tel: +358 (0)2 215 3446 E-mail:

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