Practical School of
International Human Rights Protection for Young Lawyers
Sutyajnik has received an 18-month
grant from the European Commission as part of the Commission’s European
Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights to conduct a “Practical School of
International Human Rights Protection for Young Lawyers.”
The aim of the project, which will
target students-lawyers, young representatives of NGOs, advocates and lawyers of
the municipal and state authorities who have just begun their practice, and
lawyers working with NGOs that develop international human rights protection as
one of the priorities of their activities, will be to establish a resource
educational centre offering practical training of these young lawyers in
international protection of human rights from torture, discrimination and
Xenophobia, strengthening of connections of regional NGOs through interaction in
the course of the project, creation of the network of organizations, specialized
in protection of victims of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment,
discrimination and Xenophobia, expansion of possibilities for population in
providing with free qualified legal aid.
In addition, the project will
strengthen the connections of regional NGOs that have the general strategy for
struggle against police torture, discrimination, and Xenophobia through the
creation of an informal network of such organizations, the development of a
strategy for that network and the individual organizations in the efficient and
effective selection and management of their Human Rights activities, and the
development of effective management skills.
The Practical School will offer
participants five sessions, each running three or four days, with sufficient
time in between for substantial homework on a variety of Human Rights topics.
The project will publish handbooks and produce videos on its work and, at its
conclusion, will offer five three-week internships to work at Sutyajnik.