Dear Colleagues,

Find below the announcement for the second edition of the international course “Human Rights for Development” (HR4DEV), which is a joint initiative of the Flemish Interuniversity Research Network on Law and Development (LAW&DEV), in cooperation with the Institute of Development Policy and management (University of Antwerp) and several renowned experts of the Institute for Tropical Medicine (Antwerp).

The course will take place from 29 July to 23 August 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium. More information below.

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hr4dev

 

HUMAN RIGHTS FOR DEVELOPMENT (HR4DEV)

Advanced international training course on human rights in development

29 July-23 August 2013, Antwerp-Belgium

 

About the course

 

hr4dev1The advanced international training course Human Rights for Development (HR4DEV) maps the potential and limits of human rights in development and development cooperation. The course consists of a general part (two weeks on human rights and development), and a thematic part on the right to health. It targets ‘leaders of the future’ in practice, policy and academia. What are the potential and limits of human rights for development? What is the added value of rights’ approaches to global problems such as poverty, environmental challenges, armed conflict and migration? How can human rights contribute to social justice? How to apply a human rights-based approach in practice? These are only some of the questions that will be addressed from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective, in the first module of the course.

hr4dev2The second module focuses on national and international dimensions of the ‘right to health.’ Participants will be introduced to the tensions between public health goals and human rights aims from both a Northern and Southern perspective; including issues like informed consent. In addressing the limits of national and international dimensions of the right to health challenges related to; delineating obligations, global health governance,  financing and the health workforce will be covered. The implications of  the universal health coverage concept shaping the post 2015 global health agenda will also be explored by participants.

Participants are encouraged to take the full course, but can also apply for one module.
Further details about the programme can be found on www.hr4dev.be.

The course is a joint initiative of the Flemish Interuniversity Research Network on Law and Development (LAW&DEV), in cooperation with the Institute of Development Policy and management (University of Antwerp) and several renowned experts of the Institute for Tropical Medicine (Antwerp).

 

How to Apply

 

The deadline for applications is 15 March 2013, 4 p.m (CET). Applications are to be submitted online on www.hr4dev.be. A limited number of scholarships is available.

 

Contact

 

contact us at hr4dev@ua.ac.be

One Response to Announcement – Human Rights for Development international course

  1. PATRICK TUMWIZERE says:

    Hullo Friends,
    I appreciate the excellent job you’re doing to promote Human Rights in all ways possible & am certain that your efforts are surely paying off.
    I personally wanted to inquire whether you can help sponsor me or connect me to a sponsor who can help me with tuition for my Law program that i want to pursue from here in Uganda.
    Please get back to me regarding my request.
    Kind Regards
    Patrick Tumwizere from Uganda, East Africa
    Mob: +256 777 422 352/705 750 667
    Email: tumpat7@gmail.com

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