Human Rights, Standards and Promotion

MASTER OF ARTS IN HUMAN RIGHTS AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Where: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa
Years:2001 – 2015 (recurrent)
Aim: The MA programme is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theory and practice.
The curriculum, strongly field oriented, prepares participants for working with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN system, regional organisations and other institutions where a deep understanding of these issues is critical.
Participants: 28.
Funding: participants’ tuition fee.

INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS: A TRAINING COURSE FOR FIELD OFFICERS WORKING ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Where: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa
Years: 2011 – 2015 (recurrent)
Aim: the 9-day intensive course has been designed to deepen and update the participants’ knowledge of International Human Rights Law and of other bodies of International Law aimed at the protection of individuals and groups (International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Justice, Refugee Law, international standards pertaining to the protection of IDPs, etc.); familiarize participants with the institutional aspects related to the establishment and the functioning of Human Rights Field Operations, with particular reference to those organized within the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy; transfer the skills needed to perform the main tasks usually assigned to Human Rights Field Officers (Monitoring, Fact Finding, Reporting, Capacity Building, etc.).
Participants: 24.
Implementing partners: International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL) with support from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
Funding: the European Commission in the framework of the ENTRi initiative.

PROTECTION OF REFUGEES AND PERSONS OF CONCERN
Where and when: Accra, 6 – 11 May 2013
University of Ghana, Legon
Country/Mission Oriented: GHANA

INTRODUCTORY TRAINING COURSE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS FIELD OFFICERS OF THE EASTERN AFRICA STANDBY FORCE
Where: Bujumbura, BURUNDI
When: 4 – 15 April 2011
Aim: The overall objective of the course was to provide EASBRICOM field officers with the specialized background, knowledge and skills needed to fulfill their tasks as active members of a human rights operation. Therefore, the training was very much focused on both the theoretical and practical sides of an officer’s tasks, so as to equip the trainees with the necessary tools to perform their duties in line with agreed standards. The training course has been conceived on the assumption that participants have already a basic knowledge of the elements of international human rights and humanitarian law, so as to address the core issues in a more efficient and rational manner.
At the end of the course, participants should be ready to be deployed as human rights field officers.
Participants: 30.
Implementing Partners: Eastern Africa Standby Force Coordination Mechanism EASBRICOM.
Funding: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Country/Mission Oriented: EASBRICOM

TRAINING COURSE ON HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ‘CARABINIERI’ OFFICERS
Where and when: Scuola Allievi Marescialli Carabinieri, Florence, Italy, 6 – 10 September 2010
Aim: the course was aimed at providing ‘Carabinieri’ officers with the human rights’ knowledge and skills to let them understand human rights standards they have to guarantee in police’s ordinary activities.
Participants: 8.
Financed by: ‘Carabinieri’ Brigade of Florence in Italy.

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PROJECT ON TRAININF FOR CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT: HUMAN RIGHTS COURSE 
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 18 – 27 May 2005
Aim: the course was aimed at improving participants’ skills on human rights field operations, by providing them with specific tools on different rights and beneficiaries and fact-finding and/or full-scale legal inquiries on alleged human rights abuses.
Participants: 18.
Financed by: European Union.

SOCIAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL CONSTRUCTION OF A PEACE JURISDICTION WITHIN THE COLOMBIAN COFFEE DISTRICT
Where and when: Bogotà (Colombia) April 2004- March 2006
Aim: the project was aimed at enhancing participant’s skills and knowledge, strengthening the rule of law by implementing the jurisdiction of peace in Colombia.
Participants: 20.
Implementing partner: European Union.
Financed by: European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights.

TRAINING COURSE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS FIELD OFFICERS
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 1 – 10 April 1998
Aim: the course was aimed at enhancing participants’ skills and knowledge, offering them a technical and operational preparation for human rights field officers and volunteers and giving professional mission oriented training.
Participants: 25.
Implementing partners: PIBOES Network.
Financed by: European Union.

EC CONTRACT ‘HUMAN RIGHTS, DEMOCRATIZING AND INSTITUTIONAL STRENGHTENING’
Where and when: Pisa, September 2000
Description: the Scuola was entrusted to offer its services to the European Commission by identifying and contacting high level experts and proposing them to the Commission, by mobilising extremely quickly the experts able to completely fulfil the TOR set by the EC and by providing technical and logistical support to the experts selected for the mission.
Funding institution: European Commission.

KOSOVO VERIFICATION MISSION
Where and when: November 1998
Description: the Scuola was entrusted to contribute to the realisation of a leaflet on the standard operating procedures and the guidelines on human dimension issues to be distributed to the 2,000 verifiers of the Kosovo Verification Mission.
Funding institution: ODIR/OSCE.

BRAINSTORMING MEETING ON THE TRAINING OF HUMAN RIGHTS FIELD OFFICERS
Where and when: Pisa, 17 May 1997