Calls for a protection training “Human Rights and Humanitarian Law”

Ukraine NGO Forum invites you to participate in a “Human Rights and Humanitarian Law – Theory & Practice” 2-days training that is offered by the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC), New York, USA.

The Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation provides various programs to prepare current and future aid workers with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively in times of humanitarian crisis and disaster, combining both academic theory with the practical experience of humanitarian professionals.

When: October 2-3, 2017, 9:00-18:00
Where: Kyiv, venue to be announced later

Language of the training: English


Topics of the training:

  • Practical aspects of human rights work in the field
  • Introduction to the concept of human rights for humanitarian workers in the field, including human rights based approach
  • Most important legal tools and related remedies
  • Basics of international humanitarian law and international criminal law
  • Basics of human rights monitoring


Target Audience:

We strongly encourage legal experts working with humanitarian NGOs or providing legal assistance for IDPs, national senior staff of international NGOs working humanitarian assistance, preferably managers that work on protection issues, directors and program managers of national NGOs working in humanitarian assistance and protection programs to apply for the training.


To apply for the training: fill out the online form.

Deadline for application: September, 23th, 2017.

Trainers’ profiles:

Florian Razesberger, expert lecturer and course director at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, Fordham University, New York. Until the end of 2016, Florian worked as the Head of Human Dimension for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. Previously he worked on human rights issues Kosovo, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Egypt and Macedonia. He also has been working for the International Criminal Court, Hague, Netherlands.

Asa Solway, International lawyer with experience in international humanitarian law, human rights, rule of law and access to justice. Former Rule of Law Adviser for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. Asa has also worked with the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia,  Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone in Hague and the Government of Sierra Leone.