Funded by OSIEA, the two-week training is aimed to build the capacity of African lawyers in the technical and judicial aspects of Law, Human Rights and HIV /AIDS and to introduce selected participants to the various medical, public health, political and social-cultural nuances that are at play in this growing area of jurisprudence.
The main objective of the program is to create a cadre of legal practitioners fully equipped with basic skills in Law, Human Rights and HIV / AIDS in order to promote greater policy attention, scholarship and activism.
Successful Participants will be given support for tuition fees, travel, accommodation, seminar materials and lunch/tea breaks during training.
Participants from this programme will be from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda with working experience and/or professional experience relevant to the theme of Law, Human Rights and HIV / AIDS. In addition, a sound knowledge of English language is required.
Persons living with HIV/AIDS, civil society activists and women are highly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should demonstrate, in an essay of not more than three pages or 1500 type-written words:
- Their interest in Law, Human Rights and HIV / AIDS;
- How the programme would contribute to their current or future responsibilities and;
- Potential benefits and pitfalls in taking a rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS.
Applications should be sent, together with a completed application form, a detailed CV and cover letter to the following address;
The Human Rights and Peace Center (HURIPEC), Faculty of Law, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.Tel: +256-41-532954, Fax: +256-41-543110.