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21st International Session

Improvement session on human rights education
for primary, secondary and vocational school teachers

Theme: human rights in the face of justice

Geneva, 7 - 13 July 2003

with the financial support of
The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Bern
The Republic and State of Geneva
And the Council of Europe, Strasbourg


The training contain 40 hours of course including: round table with simultaneous translation French and English and workshops

Monday -Tuesday - Wednesdayi - Thursday - Friday - Saturday


Session overview

The Improvement session on human rights education will be held from Monday, 7 July, to Sunday 13 July 2003. The working languages will be French and English. Simultaneous interpretation is assured with the exception of working groups in distinctive linguistic section. There will be some fifty participants.

This session is designed for teachers, trainers and researchers who have developed activities, innovative projects relating to matters of justice.

The goals of this session are:

Poject of the session's programme

Monday, 7 July 2003

9:30 -12:30 The notion of justice
- Group work: the definition of justice

14:00 - 18:00 A history of justice
- Presentations and debate

Tuesday, 7 July 200

9:00 –12:30 The incorporation of the international laws of human rights by national justice systems
- Presentations and debate
- Group work on case studies

14:00 – 18:00 - Group work: making the law known: pedagogical techniques and procedures

Wednesday, 9 July 2003

9:00-12:00 The regional processes and systems of human rights protection
- Presentations and debate
- Group work : thematic study of the
jurisprudence of regional systems

Afternoon : free

Thursday, 10 July 2003

9:00 – 12:30 The international penal action
- Presentations and debate

14:00 –18:00 Other courses of action
- Group work


Friday, 11 July 2003

9:00 – 12:30 The contemporary questions about justice that arise in the light of international justice
- Presentations and debate

14:00 - 18:00 The challenges of justice in society and at school
- Debate and Group work


Saturday, 12 July 2003

9:00 – 10:30 At the school of justice
- Presentations and debate

10:30 – 12:00 - Work groups: rights, justice and the school institution: pedagogical tecniques used to present the issue of justice.

14:00 - 18:00 - Presentation of workshop works

20:00 - Participants Party

Sunday, 13 July 2003

10:00 – 12:00 Follow up
Closing session

Enrolment and Seminar Information

The working languages for the session are English and French. Simultaneous interpretation is assured with the exception of groups who remain in particular linguistic sections.

Registration fees *
Registration fee : 200.-- Swiss Francs
Documentation fee : 200.-- Swiss Francs

Château de Bossey, Céligny

Accommodation and meals *
Accommodation for the entire week costs 1'200.-- Swiss Francs, including lodging in a double or single room, with breakfast, lunch and dinner, from Sunday 6 evening to Sunday 13.

If you advise us of your arrival date and time (by airplane or train), we will pick you up at the airport and bring you to the Château.

Please take the necessary steps to ensure that your own insurance covers illness or accident while in Geneva, as CIFEDHOP is not able to cover any such cases.

Certificate of Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be given to participants who attend all lectures and who take an active part in the working groups.

* To be paid upon arrival. Payment may be made by cash or cheque; credit cards are not accepted.


Financial Aid

Financial grants covering the costs of travel, registration and documentation fees, housing and meals are available for participants from Africa, South America, Asia, Eastern and Central Europe.

Requests for financial aid should be addressed to the Director of CIFEDHOP, accompanied by a completed application form as well as the Experience Sharing Questionnaire and must be received no later than April 30, 2003.

As the number of grants available is limited, priority will be given to those who can fully or partially finance their own travel expenses.

For the distribution of grants, the Financial Aid Committee will take into account candidates’ experience, the theme of the session, methodologies and teaching approaches developed, the preferred means of implementation and evaluation created for their environment.

No financial aid can be attributed upon arrival in Geneva. For participants from North America and Western Europe, it is advised to contact your Ministry of Education and/or organisations or foundations in your country to request financial help. Please contact CIFEDHOP for advice or support.