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IHRN - Training 2020 - HRBA: Justice & Security Sector Reform

Training Programme: HRBA: Justice & Security Sector Reform

Dates: Monday 22nd June to 26th June 2020

Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland 


Now in its 16th year, this annual IHRN training programme aims at enhancing the skills of justice/security sector personnel, consultants, programme managers etc., in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Sector Reform.  The programme is designed for people working in the justice & security sectors (with state or non-state institutions) or undertaking Rule of law/Governance assignments (e.g. UN, EU, CoE and bi-lateral donors) as well as those wishing to adapt their expertise for international consultancy work.

Please note that applications are processed on an on-going basis and participant numbers are capped to ensure interactive learning, so early application is advised.


Knowledge and skills enhanced include:

• The legal principles, policies & practice underpinning HRBA to justice/security sector reform

• The inter-linkages between sector roles (state/human security, law enforcement, judiciary, corrections/rehabilitation, etc.)

• The relationship between the justice and security sectors, 'rule of law', 'good governance'

• Human Rights Based needs assessment, programme design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation

• Programming tools & checklists (including benchmarks & indicators of human rights change)

• Case studies from selected jurisdictions and international field missions (including conflict/post-conflict/transitional contexts)

• Teamwork, advocacy, strategic partnerships and international work opportunities in the sectors


Further information, application details, testimonials etc can be found at the following link: HRBA: Justice & Security Sector Reform



IHRN Scholarship

Details of the criteria and application process for an IHRN Scholarship for this programme in 2020 are available here. The deadline for completed scholarship applications for this programme is 27th March 2020.


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