African Court Coalition Online Capacity Building Training for Legal Practitioners on the Engagement with the African Court and African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Supported by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) under the Financial Support of SIDA
Objective: The main objective of the online capacity building training is to enhance knowledge of legal practitioners and enable effective engagement with the African Court and African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Trainees will also be equipped with knowledge on the available implementation mechanisms and effective ways to follow up on the implementation of decisions of the African Court and African Commission.
Targeted Participants: Legal practitioners working with Civil Society Organisations and Human Rights Institutions in Africa. Preference will be given to legal practitioners who have been actively involved in human rights-related work in Africa in the last 2 years.
Training Modules and Dates: The online capacity building training will be divided into 4 Modules (Please see table below). Each module shall not exceed a maximum of 3 hours.
|Module 1||1 October 2020||12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Arusha Time (EA)||Rules of Procedures of the African Court and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights|
|Module 2||8 October 2020||12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Arusha Time (EA)||Strategic engagement with the African Court and African Commission and lessons from other Regional Human Rights systems|
|Module 3||12 October 2020||12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Arusha Time (EA)||Inclusion of Gender issues while engaging with the African Court and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights|
|Module 4||16 October 2020||12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Arusha Time (EA)||Implementation mechanisms at national and regional level and effective tools to follow up on Implementation of decisions of the African Court and African Commission|
Language: The training workshop will be carried in the English language with the simultaneous interpretation of French and Portuguese.
Participation criteria: To be considered for participation, applicants must complete the application form available on the African Court Coalition website (see link below) and attach a one-page curriculum vitae in PDF version.
All applicants must complete and submit the registration form which can be found online at www.africancourtcoalition.org/register
Online application forms must be sent no later than 27th September 2020.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the online capacity building training has been moved to start in October 2020 instead of 9th September 2020 as initially announced This change has been made to allow publication of the new Revised Rules of Procedure of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights which will be officially publicized on 25th September 2020. If you have already sent an application before this change please do not resend.