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Essex Human Rights Summer School

Institution University of Essex
Deadline 26. June 2019
Location United Kingdom
City Colchester


The Human Rights Centre will be offering its five day summer school in Human Rights Research Methods from 1- 5 July 2019.

This Research Methods summer school provides the core methods and skills needed to carry out human rights research whether for academic scholarship, bids for large research projects or reports for NGOs, governments and international organisations.

Participants will learn how to design research projects and carry them out both in a headquarters environment or while working in the field. They will learn about the range of tools and methodologies for human rights research (whether academic or practical) and when, why and how to employ particular research methods in specific research contexts.

The summer school not only focuses on documenting human rights violations using qualitative and quantitative research methods but it also addresses questions of how to measure the impact and effectiveness of policies and practices based on human rights.

“These are exactly the types of skills needed by researchers in NGOs and in the UN and other international organisations. Knowing the Human Rights Centre, I am confident that it will deliver a summer school that is not only strong in academic content but very relevant and applicable to practical contexts.” – Ian Martin, Former Secretary General of Amnesty International and Head of UN Human Rights Missions and Peace Operations in Rwanda, East Timor, Nepal and Libya

Get in touch by emailing: hrcsummerschool@essex.ac.uk.

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