Customized training courses

We organize customized training courses for international organizations, NGOs, governments, National Human Rights Institutions, judges and lawyers, and the media on issues related to international human rights law and the work of United Nations human rights mechanisms. Provided by our experts, they are tailored to the needs of partners and audiences and run from one day to a full week.  They can take place at our headquarters, Villa Moynier, or online.

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A woman working in agriculture

Promoting and Protecting Women’s Human Rights

13–17 September 2021

This online customized training – carried out in collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung – provided professionals working on human rights issues in Asia with substantive and procedural knowledge of UN human rights mechanisms and their role in guaranteeing effective promotion and protection of women’s human rights, in particular their economic, social, and cultural rights.

A session of the UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms

February 2021

This customized training on UN human rights mechanisms was conducted for staff of the Moroccan National inter-ministerial delegation on human rights, in a collaboration with the Danish Institute for Human Rights.

A session of the UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms

9 – 13 November 2020

In partnership with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, this annual one-week customized training is an opportunity for key academic partners from various countries to develop a rare practitioner’s insight into the functioning of UN human rights institutions based in Geneva through a mixture of lectures delivered by experts and attendance of UPR and UN treaty body sessions.

I find myself greatly enriched by the diverse set of topics covered in this course. The course was extremely well curated covering nearly all significant topics relating to women’s human rights. Each session was distinct in its coverage of a specific topic and the course instructor as well as the guest speakers displayed impressive depth of knowledge of the topics they presented along with evidence of their practical field experiences of working in dedicated areas of women’s human rights.

Aliya Hashmi Khan