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EHRC Human Rights Tracker Training

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

free
Free online training: Learn how and when to use the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Human Rights Tracker in your own work.

About this event

What are the UK’s international human rights obligations, and how are they relevant to domestic policy? What has the UN said about the UK’s human rights record? What progress have the UK and Welsh governments made in protecting human rights? And how can you use this information to support and strengthen your work?

We will explore these questions during the EHRC’s online training, through the lens of their new online Human Rights Tracker. Launched in October 2019, this online tool is a one-of-a-kind resource to help you understand the UK’s obligations under the UN human rights system, how to engage with that system, and where the UK and Welsh governments may be falling short. In December 2020, the EHRC launched new features of the Human Rights Tracker that provide clear analysis of progress and regression by the UK and Welsh Governments in meeting international human rights standards.

What will we cover in the training?

This interactive training session will introduce you to the UK’s international human rights obligations and the different UN review processes. We’ll be using a live demonstration of the Human Rights Tracker to make sure you know where to go in future to find out more about these obligations and processes. By the end of the session, you should be able to use the Human Rights Tracker to find out what the UN has said about the human rights issues that interest you – whether that’s access to healthcare, or an adequate standard of living – and what actions the UK and Welsh Governments have taken to meet their human rights obligations.

We’ll also discuss how the UN human rights system is relevant at the domestic level, and how you can use it to support and strengthen your work, looking at examples of where the use of UN recommendations and review processes has resulted in changes in domestic law and policy-making. Whilst the UN recommendations pre-date the current pandemic, many of the issues highlighted by the UN have been exacerbated in recent months, meaning that it is more important than ever for human rights to be at the centre of policy-making.

What format will the training take?

The training will last for 1 hour and 15 minutes. It will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive a link when you register.

What can participants do in advance?

To make the most of the training on the day, we’d suggest that you do the following things:

1. Take a look at the Human Rights Tracker to familiarise yourself with the site and with the seven UN human rights treaties the UK has signed up to.

2. Let the EHRC know one thing you would like to get out of the training session before Monday 4th April (email: Matthew.Blow@equalityhumanrights.com).

 

If you have any other questions at all, or if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to participate in the training, please get in touch. Otherwise, we are looking forward to meeting you on Monday 4th April at 1pm.

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