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International Human Rights Education Project Coordinator,  Education for Human Dignity project, Amnesty International’s Human Rights Education Team
Please see below for information about the role. The position is a fixed term contract starting immediately to 31 May 2013 and is based in London, UK.   
I would be grateful if you could forward to your human rights education networks. Closing date is 7 November 2012. 
About the role: 
As a valued member of the Human Rights Education Team, you will oversee the final stages of Amnesty International’s Education for Human Dignity project and ensure its adequate closure, in particular working with internal partners and external donors to ensure that the project is coordinated, implemented, reported on and evaluated within the agreed timeline and resources.
The Education for Human Dignity Project aims to raise awareness, inform debate and enable action in order to tackle human rights abuses that drive and deepen poverty. Through human rights education and participatory approaches, young people and those that work with them (including teachers, youth workers and multipliers) have an increased understanding of the relationship between poverty and human rights, and will be equipped and empowered to take action and call for human rights solutions to poverty.
About you:
You will have demonstrated experience in human rights education project management, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Your experience will include managing externally-funded projects (ideally by EuropeAid), with proven skills in reporting to external donors and partners, financial management, problem identification, stakeholder engagement, and evaluation.  You will have knowledge of monitoring and evaluating of projects related to human rights, human rights education or other education for social change, as well as an understanding of and practical experience in using human rights education methodology to deliver human rights education projects. You will also have experience in drafting substantial external and internal reports and briefings, including reports based on results based management and theory of change frameworks, as well as experience in monitoring and overseeing large complex multi-currency budgets.
About us: 
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. Already our network of over three million members and supporters is making a difference in 150 countries. And whether we’re conducting human rights education or applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere. 
For further information on this and all of our other vacancies, and to apply online please visit www.amnesty.org/jobs quoting reference SDCP/HRE/PC1. 
Please note that we will only accept submissions through the website and completed on an Amnesty International application form. 

Lead Counsel- Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities
American Bar Association

Program Associate, Internet Freedom and Human Rights at the Open Technology Institute in Washington, DC
The Open Technology Institute seeks a full-time Program Associate to help manage the day-to-day operations of the Internet Freedom and Human Rights project, a program developed with Global Partners & Associates that supports global civil society initiatives designed to defend freedom of expression and openness on the Internet. The project facilitates networking and capacity building among human rights and Internet policy NGOs around
the world, expanding policy expertise and strategic advocacy skills that can enhance civil society effectiveness in global discussions about current and future approaches to Internet regulation. http://newamerica.theresumator.com/apply/jqq0j2/Program-Associate-Internet-Freedom-And-Human-Rights.html?source=INDE
Director, University of Toronto, International Human Rights Program
Overview: The University of Toronto Faculty of Law is seeking candidates for the position of Director of the International Human
Rights Program (including its award-winning legal clinic). Please note that this is a one-year maternity leave contract position
commencing February 13, 2013 and ending February 14, 2014.
Duties: Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean (Students) (“Assistant Dean”), the Director of the International Human
Rights Program (the “IHRP”) at the Faculty of Law (“the Faculty”) provides clinical, educational, and administrative leadership
and support to the IHRP. The incumbent is the primary contact and responsible for all matters related to the IHRP. The
Director oversees all of the IHRP’s advocacy initiatives, including the clinic, working groups, speaker series, Rights Review
magazine, internships, and mentorship program. S/he works with the Faculty to select advocacy opportunities for the IHRP, supervises
students working on advocacy, and develops and delivers clinical legal education programs and courses offered for
credit at the Faculty. Working closely with the Faculty, including the Assistant Dean, the Director develops priorities, strategies,
and objectives for the IHRP. The Director organizes and runs programs, workshops and conferences; drafts position papers, reports,
and pleadings; represents the IHRP to various stakeholder groups; and oversees all operations, including internal and external
communications, finances, fundraising, public relations, and publications.
Qualifications: LL.B. (J.D.) degree required or equivalent combination of education and experience. LL.M or other graduate
degree is an asset. Minimum of five years’ related experience in a law firm, public organization, or government office, including
experience relevant to international human rights advocacy and litigation. Extensive variety of experience in dealing with members
of the legal profession and international human rights advocates both within and outside Canada. Strong familiarity with
legal education, public interest advocacy, and international human rights law. Related experience in senior positions within administration
and management in a publicly funded or public interest organization is an asset. Wide range of career experience
including dealings with the media, funders, students, and the general public is an asset. Comprehensive and global understanding
of the University of Toronto, as well as general knowledge of the post-secondary education system, is an asset. Must be a
member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada and be able to practice law in the Province of Ontario. The
ability to practice law in another jurisdiction is an asset. Proficient with of MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and internet
searching. Demonstrated superior oral and written communication and advocacy skills. Excellent research and analytical
skills. Strong project management skills. Effective problem solver. Well-developed judgment and decision-making skills. Strong
fundraising skills, including experience in grant development. Strong leadership skills. Superior drive and enterprise. Ability to
manage conflicting priorities and deadlines. Ability to handle matters of a sensitive and confidential nature. Diplomacy, discretion,
tact, pleasant manner, ability to work well independently as well as with a wide variety of people.
To apply: Applications will only be accepted through the University of Toronto’s online application system here: https://
utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en. To access this posting and apply, search for departmental opportunities
at the “Faculty of Law.” Applications are due November 5, 2012.

Staff Attorney, Break the Cycle
Break the Cycle is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage, educate and empower youth to
build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.
Duties: Staff attorneys are responsible for providing comprehensive legal services to our clients between the ages of 12-24.
They also conduct trainings for young people and adult service providers. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Representing clients at both civil protection order hearings and custody hearings; Accompanying clients to criminal cases involving
perpetrators when appropriate; Providing training to a variety of adult service providers and young people on the laws
that impact young victims of dating violence, sexual assault and stalking; Assisting with program data tracking and evaluation.
Salary low to mid 40’s, DOE. Break the Cycle offers generous benefits including but not limited to health, dental and vision
insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement plan and vacation.
Qualifications: Applicants must be committed to working for and with youth to create a community where all are empowered
to seek safe, healthy relationships throughout their lives. Qualified applicants must have a law degree and bar admission in at
least one U.S. jurisdiction. Admission into the District of Columbia Bar prior to hiring preferred. 0 – 3 years experience. Understanding
of issues related to domestic and dating violence strongly preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills,
including legal research and writing skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining
attention to detail. Sound judgment and professionalism. Ability to work with diverse clients. Proficiency in Microsoft
Office programs. Patience, enthusiasm and a positive attitude. Ability to speak Spanish preferred.
To apply: To apply, email cover letter and resume to tturner@breakthecycle.org by October 30, 2012.

Attorney, North Carolina Justice Center
The North Carolina Justice Center, a progressive policy advocacy organization whose mission is to expand opportunity
and protect the rights of poor and working individuals and families in North Carolina, is seeking a staff attorney for immigration
law and immigration policy issues in North Carolina.
Duties: The Staff Attorney is responsible for providing direct legal assistance to low income immigrants seeking legal status.
The Staff Attorney will maintain a caseload of immigration matters including asylum, cancellation of removal, NACARA,
VAWA; U and T visas, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. He/she will also serve as a resource on immigration law
and policy to other immigration attorneys and advocates. The position will report directly to the Director of the Immigrant and
Refugee Rights Project and will also receive guidance from the Justice Center’s Litigation Director. The attorney will work
closely with the Immigrant and Refugee Rights team and the Justice Center’s litigation staff.
Qualifications: Candidates should have at least 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in immigration law. Prior experience in civil
litigation is also a plus. The position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently, ability
to work collaboratively, ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure, plus excellent writing, legal research, and oral
advocacy skills. Spanish language fluency strongly preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to social
justice, the ability to recognize the barriers facing immigrant communities, and experience working with low-income individuals.
The Justice Center offers committed inspired co-workers, a competitive salary and superior benefits to enhance staff quality
of life including but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in
downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, dental, disability, and life
insurance coverage. This position is open immediately and will fill quickly.
To apply: To apply please send your cover letter, resume, and list of professional references (including at least one past supervisor)
as a single PDF file that has your name in its title. Your email should have “Staff Attorney” in the subject line and be sent to

Professor, Chapman Univ. School of law
Chapman University School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position to begin in the 2013-2014
academic year as a clinical professor in the Bette & Wylie Aitken Family Violence Clinic. The clinic represents low-income
clients in immigration and protection order matters. Students elect to enroll in either the immigration track or the protection
order track.
Duties: The clinical professor will teach the immigration track of the clinic seminar, supervise immigration track students, perform
intake interviews with prospective clients, represent clients in immigration matters, and assist with clinic fund-raising efforts.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a J.D. or its equivalent along with either great promise or a record of excellence in
teaching. We especially prefer candidates with experience in immigration practice.
To apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Professor Scott Howe, Chair, Faculty Appointments
Committee. Contact address: swhowe@chapman.edu.

Fellow, Equal Justice Works
Equal Justice Works has been awarded a grant from Attorney General Lisa Madigan of Illinois to establish four 3-
year Fellowships in the state to assist distressed and at-risk homeowners and tenants.
Duties: The Foreclosure Fellows will be placed with our partner organizations—Chicago Legal Clinic, Chicago Volunteer Legal
Services, Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, and the University of Illinois College of Law and Community Preservation
Qualifications: Applicants should be Illinois-licensed attorneys or recent law graduates with up to two years of work experience.
Applicants should have a demonstrated record of ensuring equal access to the justice system for all homeowners and renters.
Please visit the Equal Justice Works website to find more details about applicant requirements and the Fellowship program.
To apply: Applications are due October 24. Please direct all questions to Kathryn Gravely, Program Manager at
mailto:foreclosure@equaljusticeworks.orgforeclosure@equaljusticeworks.org, or (202) 466-3686 ext. 125. The three-year Fellowships
will begin on December 1, 2012

Immigration Attorney, Staten Island Legal Services
Staten Island Legal Services seeks an attorney to supervise its Immigration Project.
Duties: The position involves representing immigrants in a wide variety of immigration proceedings as well as doing outreach
and community education and training.
Qualifications: Qualifications include 3 -5 years’ experience in immigration law with successful track record; Experience working
with low-income clients; and Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills.
To apply: Interested individuals should email a resume, cover letter and writing sample to: Nancy Goldhill, Staten Island Legal
Services, 36 Richmond Terrace, suite 205, Staten Island, NY 10301. E-mail: ngoldhill@silsnyc.org. Only candidates selected
for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls.

Advocacy Director, Center for Reproductive Rights
Overview: Founded in 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights is a non-profit organization that promotes women’s equality
worldwide by securing reproductive rights in constitutional and international human rights law.
Duties: The State Policy and Advocacy Director will report directly to the Director of the U.S. Legal Program and will manage
a team of six professionals. The new Director will work closely with the Center’s Director of Government Relations in Washington,
D.C. and her staff to develop unified policy initiatives. Together they will coordinate and align federal, state and local
level policy and advocacy work, including human rights advocacy. Additional responsibilities include: Leading the effective
implementation of the organization’s existing advocacy and human rights strategies; Designing and implementing new advocacy
strategies at the state and local levels within the U.S. to advance the Center’s new strategic plan, in particular strategies for reversing
the erosion of reproductive rights protections across the U.S. and establishing the right to affordable reproductive healthcare
in the U.S.; Engaging in and supervising United States Legal Program staff engaged in state and local legislative and administrative
advocacy. Overseeing and contributing to the development of advocacy material (briefing papers and other legal
and fact analyses of policy issues) for internal and for external use; Developing, with the Center’s Human Rights Counsel, the
organization’s U.S. human rights advocacy strategy and overseeing its implementation; Engaging collaboratively with coalition
partners in the reproductive rights and justice movements and developing new relationships to advocate for policy change at
state and local levels; Contributing to program planning for the department and the organization; Serving as a key representative
of the Center externally through public speaking, participation in conferences and coalition meetings, interaction with the media,
and discussions with potential and current funders.
Qualifications: Strong commitment to the Center’s mission, purpose, and values; J.D. (a strong plus) or significant advocacy
experience with a legal organization and an advanced degree; At least eight years of relevant experience in human rights, civil
rights and liberties, and/or social justice (experience in reproductive rights specifically is not required, but is a plus); Successful
experience in developing and implementing policy initiatives in the U.S., preferably at the state level; Exceptional communication
and advocacy skills, both orally and in writing; ability to communicate complex issues to a lay audience clearly, concisely,
and powerfully; Experience with human rights advocacy, especially in the United States (a strong plus); Political, legislative,
and/or administrative advocacy experience (a strong plus); Significant experience leading or working in advocacy-based coalitions;
The ability to work effectively as part of a team and in partnership with peer organizations, but to be proactive and ready
to take leadership when needed; Creative and strategic thinking with good judgment and excellent analytical capabilities; Capacity
to take initiative, prioritize and pay close attention to detail while juggling multiple tasks; Experience supervising, training
and mentoring junior staff; Experience working with Latina and/or immigrant communities (a strong plus); Spanish language
fluency (a strong plus). The position also calls for: A high level of energy, self-confidence, initiative, and follow-through; ability
to recognize and act on opportunities in a fast-paced environment; A professional who is principled, ethical and committed to
exceptional work quality and standards; Grace and a sense of humor; Ability to travel at least 20%.
To apply: All inquiries, nominations and applications are to be directed to The Dubrof Group at CRRPOL@dubrof.com. Applications
should include a letter of interest and resume in MSWORD. Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of the

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, CUNY
The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks a highly qualified candidate for a tenured or tenuretrack
appointment. Areas of particular interest include family law, including domestic violence and children’s rights, with an
ability to teach in both a classroom and clinical setting; torts; health insurance; property; community-based lawyering and smallfirm
practice; New York practice; and ability and willingness to teach in the law school’s lawyering program.
Qualifications: J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline. Also required are demonstrated or promised evidence of significant
success as a faculty member; interest in productive scholarship or law-related work; ability to teach successfully; and
ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
To apply: To apply, go to https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?
Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=6468&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1, select “Apply Now”, create or log in to
a user account, and provide the requested information. Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly

Civil Rights Fellow, Relman, Dane & Colfax
Relman, Dane & Colfax is a civil rights law firm based in Washington, D.C. We litigate civil rights cases in the areas
of housing, lending, employment, public accommodations, education, and police accountability.
Duties: Relman Civil Rights Fellows work closely with the firm’s attorneys on cutting-edge cases in civil rights law. Fellows
are deeply involved in all aspects and stages of litigation, from developing and investigating cases, interviewing clients, drafting
pleadings, conducting discovery and appearing in court.
Qualifications: Recent law graduates and judicial clerks whose clerkships are ending in 2013 are eligible to apply. Applicants
for the Relman Civil Rights Fellowship should have a demonstrated commitment to civil rights issues; strong academic credentials;
superior analytical, research, writing, and verbal skills; a desire to litigate; the ability to balance a varied case load; and Bar
membership pending or obtained prior to the start date of the Fellowship. The Fellow will receive a salary of $50,000 and full
To apply: Applications must be received no later than October 22, 2012. Submissions should be forwarded by mail to Relman,
Dane & Colfax PLLC, 312 Louisiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, Attention: Debbie Adoline, Recruitment Coordinator; or
via email to careers@relmanlaw.com. Applications must include: one(1) completed application form; official law
school transcript; two (2) letters of recommendation from law school professor and employer; Resume; and legal writing sample—
the legal writing sample should reflect the applicant’s own work without significant revision from others.

Youth Advocacy Program Director, Resilience Advocacy Project
The Resilience Advocacy Project is a youth advocacy organization based in NYC that empowers low-income youth
to break cycles of poverty in their lives and communities by combining innovative youth advocacy and empowerment programs
with strategic system-level advocacy initiatives (www.resiliencelaw.org).
Duties: The Youth Advocacy Program Director will work with RAP’s Executive Director to strengthen our existing advocacy
program infrastructure, to oversee the continued expansion of our innovative peer advocacy programming, and to guide the development
and execution of new and planned programming. The position offers exciting and meaningful opportunities to directly
impact the content and direction of our programming, and to shape the growth of our organization.
Qualifications: A genuine passion for ending poverty, child/youth advocacy, and a commitment to empowerment-based advocacy
models; 3 years work experience, management experience a plus; Superior organizational skills, time management skills,
and attention to detail; Superior written and oral communication skills; The ability to think strategically and learn while doing;
Excellent academic credentials – JD or MPP a plus; Ability to think creatively about youth advocacy and youth leadership;
Comfort in a small non-profit setting; Energetic & collaborative spirit, with the ability to work independently and take initiative
in a growing, fast-paced environment. In addition: Strong proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word and Excel required) and
comfort with Apple applications or ability to learn; Familiarity with google apps and social media a plus but not required; Additional
languages a plus, though not required.
To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Brooke Richie-Babbage
(richie@resiliencelaw.org) by November 15, 2012. The cover letter should describe why you feel you are a good fit for this
position, and should include salary history for the past three years. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. No
phone calls please


If you are interested in reviewing the following books for the Societies Without Borders Journal  (http://societieswithoutborders.org/), please contact me off the list and send me your short bio and mailing address.  
Tugrul Keskin
Assistant Professor of International and Middle Eastern Studies
Affiliated Faculty of Black Studies
Sociology and Center for Turkish Studies
Middle East Studies Coordinator (INTL)
Portland State University
Editor of Sociology of Islam Journal (Brill)
Book Review Editor for the Societies Without Borders

Sociology of Globalization: Cultures, Economies, and Politics
Keri E. Iyall Smith (Editor) – 2012
A Quiet Revolution The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America by Leila Ahmed -2012
The Evolution of International Human Rights Visions Seen Paul Gordon Lauren – 2011
Immigration, Islam, and the Politics of Belonging in France A Comparative Framework by Elaine R. Thomas – 2011
Political Repression Courts and the Law by Linda Camp Keith – 2011
The Anti-Slavery Project From the Slave Trade to Human Trafficking by Joel Quirk – 2011
Forgotten Genocides Oblivion, Denial, and Memory René Lemarchand, Editor – 2011
Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights by Dorothy L. Hodgson, Editor – 2011
Rainforest Warriors Human Rights on Trial by Richard Price -2010
Freedom from Poverty NGOs and Human Rights Praxis Daniel P.L. Chong -2010
This Side of Silence Human Rights, Torture, and the Recognition of Cruelty by Tobias Kelly -2011
Islam and Human Rights Tradition and Politics – Ann Elizabeth Mayer – 2012

Chicago Illinois
Volunteer hotline attorneys wanted to give advice to low-income clients in the areas of landlord/tenant, consumer debt, and family law. Hotline shifts are M-F 9-1 or 1-5. We seek a minimum commitment of 1 shift per week over a 10-week session. Training (with CLE credit) and malpractice insurance provided.
Our next training cycle begins Tuesday, October 30 from 4-8. For more information contact Leslie Wallin at 312/421-4427 or lwallin@carpls.org or go tohttp://www.carpls.org/getinvolved/hotlinevolunteer/


Refugee Employment Internship, International Rescue Committee (IRC
Oakland, CA, US

Summer 2013 Judith Stronach Women’s Rights Fellowship
The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS), based at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, is seeking candidates for Summer 2013 Judith Stronach Women’s Rights Fellowship positions. http://cgrs.uchastings.edu/about/stronach.php

2013 Humanity in Action Fellowship
May 27 – June 30, 2013
Amsterdam · Berlin · Copenhagen · Lyon · Warsaw
Do you know any students ready to change the world?
Humanity in Action has now opened applications for our 2013 Fellowship Programs in Europe. 

Fellowship, Leading minds, University of Sheffield, England
Fellowship, The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program opens application for 2013, Stanford University
Fellowship: John S. Knight Journalism Fellows at Stanford University – Apply by December 1 

Internship, Case Law Review, WATERLEX
WaterLex is an international organisation aiming at providing human-rights based solutions for water issues. REF: WL-ICLR2012 23 July 2012 Contract: Internship Agreement Starting Date: September Duration: 1 to 2 months (flexible) Location: Home-based Remuneration: Voluntary internship
WaterLex is proud to offer you the opportunity to get involved in its activities within the framework of our Legal Database project on the human right to water and sanitation.
The WaterLex Online Legal Database project on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation is a worldwide unique multi-stakeholder initiative intended to gather international and national legal instruments and case law that contribute to the realisation of the human right to water and sanitation
as recognised in 2010 by the General Assembly of the United Nations (Res 64/292) and the Human Rights Council (Res 15/9).
We are offering several interns to participate in this project regarding the compilation of case law that WaterLex is now starting with its partner WASH-United. Your mission will consist in reviewing worldwide cases so as to ensure their consistency with the template jointly adopted by WaterLex and WASH-United.
This task requires excellent legal writing skills together with good acquaintance with international human rights law. This work will be conducted through a home-based voluntary internship with WaterLex that will give right to a certificate of internship. We are glad to conduct this work while involving junior lawyers in a unique initiative, the first of its kind worldwide.
I hope you find the WaterLex Online Legal Database project as exciting as we do and we very much look forward to cooperating with you so as to progress towards the worldwide realisation of the human right to water.
Vivien Deloge (Mr) Project Coordinator WaterLex Online Legal Database 83 rue de Montbrillant CH-1202 Geneva Tel: +33 9 51 32 02 44 v.deloge@waterlex.org 


The University of Sydney is now receiving applications for the 2013-2014 cohort of Australia’s premier regional Masters degree in Human Rights and Democratization. Launched in 2010, this degree offers the opportunity to study both at the internationally renowned University of Sydney, and at one of four regional universities with expertise in human rights and democratisation: Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia); University of Colombo (Sri Lanka); Kathmandu School of Law (Nepal) and Mahidol University (Thailand). This degree forms the Asia-Pacific dimension of a consortium of global degrees established under the auspices of the European Union initiative on global human rights and democratisation, representing the most advanced human rights educational programs globally.  Applicants are now invited to apply for a place in the fourth cohort, scheduled to commence study in Sydney in July 2013. For further details on how to apply, visit the website: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/human_rights_democratisation/student_administration/admission/index.shtml

34th International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, Canada, June 9 – June 28, 2013 
We are delighted to contact you today with details about our next annual International Human Rights Training Program. We are looking forward to another inspiring three-week program and the opportunity to meet around 90 participants from about 50 different countries. 
We are inviting you to forward the Application Form, Program Information and Memorandum of Agreement to your international network of human rights activists and encourage organizations who you think could benefit from the program to apply. It is also a good opportunity to share with your network your personal experience at the IHRTP. We always appreciate recommendations from people who have experienced the IHRTP
In circulating the information please bear in mind that the IHRTP is intended for human rights workers and educators from non-governmental organizations, National Human Rights Institutions, government bodies and educational institutions. The goal of the IHRTP is to strengthen the capacity of human rights organizations to undertake human rights education efforts aimed at building a global culture of human rights. The curriculum is based on principles of adult experiential learning in which participants and facilitators engage in a process of mutual teaching and learning. The Program Information provides a detailed description of the Program. 
We received more than 850 applications for the 2012 IHRTP and it is therefore unlikely that we will have enough spaces for all of the qualified candidates. The Equitas Selection Committee gives priority to the organisations best able to demonstrate their commitment and effectiveness in relation to human rights promotion and education. Consideration is also given to overall gender balance, geographic representation and the availability of bursaries. 
Please note that the deadline for receiving international applications is November 21, 2012 and that only the 2013 Application Forms will be accepted. 
Should you have comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IHRTP team at ihrtp-pifdh@equitas.org.
Yours sincerely, 
Ian Hamilton 
Directeur Général / Executive Director 
Centre international d’éducation aux droits humains / 
International Centre for Human Rights Education 
666 Sherbrooke ouest, Bureau 1100 
Montréal, QC, Canada H3A 1E7 
Tel: +1.514.954.0382; Fax: +1.514.954.0659 



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