SICHREM conducted the 2nd Training in “Using International Mechanism for Human Rights- Scope and Limitations for Indian NGOs” on 16 & 17 September 2011 at Bangalore. 16 participants representing different NGOs in the state of Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Kerala and Orissa participated and benefited by gaining in-depth knowledge of the UN human rights systems.
The course is indeed provided the participants the necessary skills to understand the UN human rights system and the standards and institutions, procedures and mechanisms, the role of human rights in the wider UN system, and on the potential and limits of the United Nations in protecting and promoting human rights. Participants also learnt how law, policy and diplomacy come together and have shaped the UN human rights system, and how the system can be explained in theory and the functions in practice.
Dr. Rajkumar, the former Secretary-General of Pax Romana (INGO), the Independent Expert to the UN and presently the member of the Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN was the trainer.