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HRF conducts a range of human rights courses – from the introductory to advanced, from specialised/thematic focused to comprehensive integrated courses. They cover the history, the theory, tools and practical tips and workarounds in the field.

Participants in our courses range from community level human rights defenders (HRDs) to elected constitutional functionaries in local government (Panchayat Presidents) to students and post-doctoral research scholars.

The resource persons are all practitioners with practical experience ranging from judges of high courts, practising lawyers, college professions and everyday HRDs.

Duration: 1-15 days depending on the course requirement.

Customised courses are conducted for academic institutions (schools, colleges and professional institutes), government agencies and other civil society organisations (NGOs, NPOs) on request.

All courses are intensive and practice oriented. Participants must be prepared for focused work.

Introductory course

The introductory course is a two day residential programme on human rights is open to all. It is conducted periodically, according to demand. The objective of this course is to give a comprehensive overview of the legal architecture and state mechanisms for the administration of justice. Course content: Starting from the basics, the course covers …

Follow-up Audit Workshop

Follow-up Audit Workshop 6th January 2017, Chennai To assess the impact, utility and to fine tune the content and methodology of the Human Rights Defenders’ training, HRF conducts a follow-up audit workshop. Participants who have attended the introductory workshop in the preceding year are invited to attend. In 2017 the audit workshop is for the class …

Advanced training for HRDs

WORKSHOP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS TO GAIN RIGHTS IN VARIOUS CUSTODIAL INSTITUTIONS 17, 18 January 2017, Chennai Residential training programme for human rights defenders (HRDs) on various aspects of human rights with specific focus on rights in custodial institutions. This is an advanced training of trainers (ToT) course that will be useful for middle to …