London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

human rights defenders training in Kyrgyzstan

Human Rights Defenders Training in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Funding Organisation: Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Duration: 18th-22nd February 2008

HRSJ was commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, via the British Embassy in Bishkek, Kyyrgyzstan, to design and deliver a five-day human rights training programme, for Uzbek and Kyrgyz human rights defenders (HRDs). Many of the HRDs who attended the course work in human rights non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and are living and working in an increasingly tense and restrictive climate in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. The purpose of the training was to increase the knowledge and capacity of the Uzbek and Kyrgyz Human Rights Defenders to enable them to work efficiently within the international human rights framework and to enable them to combat human rights violations occurring in their countries. This included increasing participants knowledge of international human rights treaties and mechanisms, UN Special Procedures and other mechansms, skills training in UN shaodw reproting and understanding networks available to them locally, regionally and internationally.

See also human rights defenders and training for the Darfur Bar Association.


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