Freedom, human rights and democracy are fundamental values and objectives in themselves and promoting them is a key priority in Danish development cooperation. Democratic societies based on the rule of law provide equal opportunities for people to express themselves, participate actively in society and make decisions about their own lives.
National counterpart staff from public sector or civil society affiliated with Danish supported development programmes and projects. Applicants should have human rights-related responsibilities in their current or expected position. A good working knowledge of English and of development programming is needed. Applications are invited from Denmark’s priority countries in Africa.
- Democracy and Human Rights: Key Concepts;
- National, Regional and International Legal & Regulatory Frameworks for Human Rights and Democracy;
- Democracy as a Fundamental Value for Development;
- Democratisation and the Promotion of Human Rights;
- International Criminal Justice and the Fight Against Impunity;
- Key Principles of the Human Rights-based Approach;
- Application of the Human Rights-based Approach to Programming & Action Planning;
- Applying Human Rights-Based Approach in Decentralised Framework by Service Delivery and Advocacy;
- Key Government Organisations Responsible for the Promotion of Human Rights and Good Governance;
- Criticisms and Challenges of the Human Rights-Based Approach;
- Partnership between CSOs and Local Governments in the Enforcement of Human Rights; and,
- Partnership between CSOs and Local Governments in the Application of the Human Rights-Based Approach.
Part of the course will be conducted as an obligatory eLearning component.
The overall learning objective is to strengthen competence on how to integrate and mainstream human rights in development planning.
Participants will be able to identify and make use of appropriate entry points for human rights strengthening to promote and protect freedom, democracy and secure development.
The Course is co-funded by Danida Capacity Development Support Programme. After selection of course participants, the Danida programmes/projects are charged a non-refundable amount of DKK 2,500 per participant per tutorial week.
Total funding needs are DKK 5,000 per participant. This includes study fees, accommodation at centrally located hotel, allowances and – for international participants – international transport, insurances and visa fee.
Place of Study
International Law Institute – African Centre for Legal Excellence, Kampala, Uganda
The full course schedule can be seen here.