Afro-Descendant Institute of Human Rights

Certified Human Rights Monitor/State or City Facilitator

Restorative Justice Studies-International Human Rights State

and City Democratization practice


COURSE DETAILS

In this 18 month to 2 year certificate course, participants are introduced to a range of proven Human Rights State Democratization methods and critical concepts as a means for them to reflect on and practice.

The online academic part of the  course is based on an independent learning approach, with emphasis on critical thinking and discussions. The Facilitator/Monitor will do the required reading and be scored as competent on the online exams.

HUMAN RIGHTS MONITOR-STATE & NATIONAL FACILITATORS

The overriding goal of the Afro-Descendant Institute of Human Rights Monitor program is to prepare Human Rights Monitors and State Facilitators in a beginning level generalist international Human Rights State and City Democratization practice. The broad definition used by our program provides a framework from which to build:  

        A generalist Human Rights practice as a professionally trained person who can engage the United Nations, State Legislatures, City Councilpersons, groups and movements in their environment in a Human Rights problem-solving process to affect systemic Human Rights change.

A thorough delivery of Human Rights practice must also include a complete understanding of:

Core Competencies

Core Competencies: highlighted are all competencies that apply to this class:

CORE COMPETENCIES

Module 1 Introduction to Human Rights Law

Module 2- IDENTITY REPARATIONS ECONOMICS-RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT

Module 3-IDENTITY REPARATIONS ECONOMICS STATE FACILITATOR PRACTICE

Module 4 THE PRACTICE OF ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY-ASCERTAINING CONSENT

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching methods will be by review seminar in nature. This course will incorporate lectures, Powerpoint presentations, talks with lawyers, group activities, guest speakers enveloped and a 6 months internship.  Facilitators are expected to read the assignments and come prepared for the review and Powerpoint. Additionally, the internship will be offered in which full participation is required in regards to the clinic chosen.

Equipment Needed for Online Classes and Internship

Headset with Microphone, Webcam, Skype Account , and a small video camera.

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Requirements should be met in 1 and ½ years-2 years

Afro-Descendant Institute of Human Rights Code of Ethics states:

2.01 Respect

        (a) Human Right Monitors should treat colleagues with respect at all times.

        (b) Human Rights Monitors should avoid unwarranted negative criticism of colleagues in communications with clients, or with other professionals.  Unwarranted negative criticism may include demeaning comments that refer to colleagues’ level of competence or to individual attributes,

This statement not only relates and applies to colleagues but to potential colleagues (i.e., supervisors, other professionals, professors, administrators and staff alike).

Policy on Written Work

Effective written communication is essential for professional Human Rights State Facilitator Candidates.  Written communication (court reports, letters written regarding clients, case reports, etc.) is often the vehicle through which we represent clients and the profession.  Therefore, it is imperative that Human Rights State Facilitator Monitor Candidates use proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling on all assignments.  State Facilitators must write with clarity, accuracy, relevance, precision, depth, and breath.  The quality of writing will have a positive or negative impact on your grade.  

Those of you who are not lawyers or advanced Paralegals may need to obtain assistance from the Confederation Lawyers.

Afro-Descendant Institute of Human Rights-Scholars of Peace Alumni

One of the goals of the Human Rights Monitor program is to create a Brother and Sisterhood of informed Lawyers and Human Rights Activist who will perfect the professional application of Human Rights practices for the benefit of mankind.  

Exams

Human Rights Monitor Candidates must take all exams. You have been allowed 2 times to exam after that the Institute will charges a make-up exam fee of $50.00

Policy on  Re-examination

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A student may request re-examination.

GRADING

Pass/Fail                        

Clinic Intern                                                                                              

Excellent                                                 90 to 100 %                          20pts

Above Average                                       80 to 90%                            15pts

Competent                                               70 to 80%                            10pts


                

Electives

THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE-JUVENILE JUSTICE

 WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

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POLITICAL PRISONERS

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INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS OF POLICING  IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

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SOME OTHER KEY RIGHTS: FREEDOM OF THOUGHT, CONSCIENCE, RELIGION,

OPINION, EXPRESSION, ASSOCIATION AND ASSEMBLY

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THE RIGHT TO EQUALITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

THE ROLE OF THE COURTS IN PROTECTING ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND

CULTURAL RIGHTS

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Chapter 15 PROTECTION AND REDRESS FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

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Chapter 16 THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE DURING STATES OF EMERGENCY

                        

Exam and Memorandum of Understanding with State and Federal Officials

*******************************Internship**********************************

6 months internship: Candidate will be assigned a Human Rights Lawyer or Expert for Supervisory instruction.