One Day Training - Human Rights Mechanisms

For a one day training on human rights mechanisms the following programme is suggested:


1 hour to 90 minutes

Welcome & Introduction

 Human Rights Tools

Introduction participants

Introduction programme


15-30 minutes



80 minutes


Session 1

Stepping into Human Rights

Emphasis on UN human rights treaties

An introductory board game


1 hour



100 minutes

Session 2

The Reporting Procedure under UN Human Rights Treaties & Civil Society

Creating a visual timeline of the procedure


15-30 minutes



90 minutes

Session 3

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health & Civil Society

Introductory quiz and options for civil society involvement

  • To gain perspective on practical ways in which the human rights can be used to address health issues
  • To gain basic background knowledge on UN human rights mechanisms
  • To gain knowledge of the UN Human Rights Treaty monitoring process and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health
  • To understand how civil society actors can be involved in the treaty monitoring process and the work of the Special Rapporteur

Staff of health organisations with basic knowledge about human rights

360 minutes

Users feedback

Very helpful for young trainers

The training manual is very helpful for young trainers. Planning a training session becomes an easy task through it, and the content is very rich and well structured .
We used some activities for the first time in a 3 days training  ..... read more

Sana Sboui and Mayssa Rekhis - Tunesia  - Apr 2012

Very useful

One Big family, Health as a Human Right, Domestic Vioelence and Everyday stories are the most useful session plans for me.  The first two are useful because Right to Health is a relatively new concept in my country.  The latter ..... read more

unknown - Asia - Sep 2011

practical materials

Thank you very much for the very information and practical materials available. Was introduced tot he site through the ESCR-net group in regards to the training.

I am from the Pacific and will try with all effort to get some supp ..... read more

Vani Dulaki - Fiji - Sep 2011