OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), published the Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and is offering a 5-day training on human rights monitoring and safety and security for human rights defenders from the Western Balkans, Turkey and Central/Eastern Europe.
The full announcement at www.osce.org:
“Building on its long-standing engagement in the protection of human rights defenders, ODIHR published the Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. Since then ODIHR has worked to make the guidelines known to the general public and to specific audiences, such as government officials, the media, other OSCE executive structures and human rights defenders themselves. ODIHR has also made efforts to stimulate dialogue between human rights defenders and states authorities, to support their participation in public decision making, to build the capacity of human rights defenders in human rights monitoring/reporting and their safety and security, and to raise the profile of human rights defenders and their work in public and political discourse.
ODIHR is pleased to offer a five-day training event on human rights monitoring and safety and security for human rights defenders from Western Balkans, Central/Eastern Europe and Turkey. The objective of the training is to enable human rights defenders to independently carry out quality, objective and impartial human rights monitoring activities. The event will take place in Montenegro from 17 to 21 October 2016, and will cover the human rights monitoring principles, human rights monitoring cycle, physical and psychosocial safety and security of human rights monitors as well as digital safety and security.”
Please download the application here.