Capacity building on work against discrimination

On 6-7 June 2013, Civil Rights Defenders is organizing a workshop in Tirana, Albania, focusing on effective ways to combat discrimination in the Western Balkans, for lawyers and staff working in local human rights organisations.

The aim is to offer an opportunity for sharing examples of good practices and lessons learned from strategic litigation cases tackling discrimination. The lectures will cover a variety of topics, including anti-discrimination concepts and mechanisms within United Nations and European bodies, the role of anti-discrimination bodies in the region, and the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights concerning the LGBT community, Roma community, people with disabilities and gender discrimination. Prominent experts will conduct presentations about effective advocacy and lobbying.

The two-day workshop will provide an opportunity for the participants to get first hand information on the most recent European case law on discrimination. More than 50 participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia are expected to take part.

Civil Rights Defenders intends to make this event an annual happening. It will become a meeting point for the most active human rights lawyers and their associates, but also confluence of their experiences and ideas that will result in new project ideas and actions.

Categories: Achievements.
Tags: Advocacy, Anti-discrimination, Gender discrimination, LGBT, lobbying, People with disabilities, and Roma.
Regions: Western Balkans.