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Human Rights 101: Understanding the Architecture and Role of Human Rights

September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The human rights webinars introduce participants to the foundations, history, mechanisms and legislation of human rights. About this Event Human Rights Webinar Series Facilitated by the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights The foundations for human rights workshops introduce participants to the international architecture and history of human rights as well as the values and pillars of human rights including provision, protection, participation and remedy. Participants gain understanding of how human rights are relevant to local issues and are introduced to the national and provincial legislation that exists to support human rights. Note: Zoom details will be shared the day before the event.Certificates of Participation will be available for attendees.Please follow the links below to register for any of the sessions you are interested in attending in the series. As the intention is to have interactive webinars, seating is limited. Register early.We kindly ask that if you register and later find you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration (on Eventbrite or by emailing shelley.jackson@portagecollege.ca) so people on the waitlist can be notified of ticket availability. In this webinar: Human Rights 101: Understanding the Architecture and Role of Human Rights In this session, participants will gain a broader understanding of the principles, values and role of human rights and how it can be a tool for advocacy and accountability. The session will provide foundations in the international framework and architecture of human rights and the various levels of jurisdiction and legislation.   Upcoming webinars in the series: Human Rights 102: Human Rights Mechanisms In this session, participants will learn about the mechanisms that exist for human rights complaints to be heard provincially, federally and internationally. Advocates will learn about the concepts of protected grounds and the protected areas within the Alberta Human Rights Act and the Canadian Human Rights Act and gain understanding what makes a valid human rights complaint. Human Rights 103: The Complaint Process In this session, participants will learn more about the various mechanisms that exist to file complaints and gain perspective on the process of a human rights complaint in Alberta particularly. They will spend their time developing an understanding of the importance of documentation and what is needed to build a complaint, whether to a human rights commission or other complaint body. Human Rights 104: Advocating for Human Rights In this session, participants will gain skills and tools for self advocacy on cases and learn how to build a longer term strategy and plan for advocacy. Human Rights 105: Anti-Oppression and Human Rights In this session, participants will learn the connection between anti-oppression and human rights and engage in a reflection on the structures and systems that exist around us and how they impact work for human rights.

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