Press Release

Every Human Being Has the Right to .....

21 September 2021

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR) in South Caucasus is announcing a contest for students from regional higher educational institutions to participate in educational program on Human Rights.

 

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR) in South Caucasus is announcing a contest for students from regional higher educational institutions to participate in educational program on Human Rights.

The program aims at:

  • Increasing students’ knowledge about the latest standards established by universal and regional human rights’ supervisory bodies;
  • Preparing and uploading articles about human rights topics on different online platforms (including Wikipedia).

Who can participate in the program?

Third- and fourth-year law (or international law) students from private and public higher education institutions throughout the regions of Georgia.

Educational program consists of two phases:

  1. Training students on the following topics of human rights:
  • Universal and regional human rights oversight bodies;
  • Concept of absolute rights and non-absolute rights, relevant criteria for restricting rights and freedoms;
  • Equality, prohibition of discrimination (on the basis of religion, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation).

The training will be conducted in Georgian language, and includes both theoretical and practical simulations.

  1. Preparation of informative articles (in Georgian) by the participant students on pre-selected topics, which will be uploaded on Wikipedia and disseminated through UN web/social media pages.

Authors of top 3 articles will be awarded on the International Human Rights Day (December 10).

How to participate in the program

Interested students are kindly asked to send their complete CVs and Cover Letters (in Georgian) to the following e-mail address: thea.ketishvili@un.org   

***Please Note! 

The number of words given in the cover letter should not exceed 400 and its content should clearly explain the following: Why do you want to participate? On what topic /human right would you like to write an article and why is this topic important?

In the subject field of the letter, please indicate the name of the program: Every Human Being Has the Right to .....

The deadline for applications is October 17, 2021.

Students will be selected to participate in the program based on the submitted documents (CV and cover letter).

                                                                                                                                       

Every Human Being Has the Right to .....

Meri Makharashvili

OHCHR
Communications Specialist

UN entities involved in this initiative

OHCHR
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Goals we are supporting through this initiative