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Application Procedure Extended for Matra Rule of Law Training Programme Human Rights and Minorities

03 July 2017

The NHC is now accepting applications for the Matra Rule of Law Training Programme Human Rights and Minorities. The training, which will take place 13 – 22 September 2017, in The Hague, the Netherlands, is intended for persons holding senior positions in State bodies who are working on monitoring and improving the implementation of internationally agreed human rights standards. They can come either from independent institutions (such as National Human Rights Institutes, Ombudsman bodies) or from government ministries such as the Ministry of Justice or the ministry in charge of promoting social equality. The deadline for submitting applications is July 2.

The Matra Rule of Law Training Programme is designed to strengthen institutional capacity in the field of rule of law within government organisations in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine. To this end, seven training programmes are offered per year, each introducing the participants to best practices in a wide range of rule of law themes.

Through interactive sessions combining theory, practical skills and study visits, policy advisors, members of the judiciary and other civil servants working in the and justice sectors acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to drive reforms in their home countries. In addition, by taking part in the training programme, participants become part of a large transnational network of alumni, lecturers and relevant government departments in the Netherlands and in the target countries. This network offers a platform for learning, exchange and collaboration.

The Matra Rule of Law Training programme is designed and delivered by Leiden Law School, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, and The Hague Academy for Local Governance. It is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, initially for a period of two years (2017- 2018).

The deadline for the application of the Matra Rule of Law Training Programme Human Rights and Minorities has been extended untill Wednesday 5 July. For more information about the Human Rights and Minorities training programme, the application procedure, and other Matra Rule of Law training programmes, please click here.