Development cooperation ,18.05.2015

Human Rights training


The discretionary government grant supports the participation of approximately eight professionals from developing countries to the advanced trainings organized by the grant recipient. In addition two researchers will be offered an eight-weeks-stay at the institute for human rights at Åbo Akademi. The professional participants will be chosen amongst researchers, teachers, government officials and jurist. The participants are given the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the international human rights protection and promotion and of different national mechanisms for implementing and protecting human rights. During the previous years the participants have held key positions in universities, governmental offices and non-governmental organizations. The participants come from ODA-eligible (the OECD list of development assistance countries, ODA-DAC) countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Therefore the training benefits mostly an enlarged group of people in developing countries. The government grant will enable the recipient to offer stipends to two different trainings: 1) Advanced Course on Law, Development and Human Rights (17.-21.8.2015) 2) Advances Course on Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (16-20.11.2015) The content of both courses correspond to the priorities of the Human rights Strategy for the Foreign Service of Finland by promotion of economic, social and cultural rights and they also relate to the objectives of the Development Policy Programme of Finland through the promotion of a human rights based approach to development . Non-discrimination, gender equality and reduction of inequalities are the crosscutting themes in Finland’s Development Policy Programme and Human Rights Strategy. The non-discriminatory realization of ESC-rights is a key component in reducing inequality and poverty.

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Funding decision  18.05.2015

42 543 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Human rights 100%

Funding channel

Institut för mänskliga rättigheter



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