An effective response requires deliberate strategy.
To impact policy, you must equip yourself to effectively use dynamic advocacy platforms.
IDHR converts theory into practice. You may have been encouraged to “think outside the box,” but IDHR goes further and challenges you to translate those thoughts into actions.
The comprehensive IDHR academic program goes deep into the current international humanitarian landscape. Looking at the relationship between international organizations, legal tribunals and civil society, utilizing Israel as a case study.
The course begins by outlining the framework of international law and diplomacy with respect to human rights. Students meet with lawmakers, politicians, policy makers, and former ambassadors to glean a variety of perspectives both historical and contemporary. The course includes diverse workshops which enhance the professionalism of participants, showing them how to operate at the global level and effectively communicate for a cause.
Develop your own functional advocacy campaign with the guidance and support of experienced professionals through a series of workshops.
Hear firsthand experience regarding the do’s and don’ts for advocating on behalf of human rights locally and internationally using Israel as a case study.
Network with former and current lawmakers, politicians, policymakers and ambassadors.
Take theory and history from lectures, and with the assistance of world-renowned advocacy experts, apply it to real-world issues.
An in-depth study of international law and the use of legal tribunals will employ the ICC as its focus in following the advancement of human rights via legal channels.
This course will provide a holistic history and analysis of the largest IGO in the world, and the implications of its action and inaction, as well as the effectiveness of its resolutions.
Participants will explore IGOs and dive into the importance of transparency and potential problems or a lack thereof; studying the EU, its money trail, and policy decision-making.
A greater understanding of modern international movements and their implications and levels of effectiveness will be gained by studying the Israel-BDS relationship.
Israeli academic and expert in humanitarian and human rights law. Shany is chair of the UN Human Rights Committee as well as the Hersch Laughterpacht Chair in Public International Law at Hebrew University. He is a senior researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, and has received multiple awards due to his success in his field.
All fees and expenses listed below are quoted in US Dollars.
Cost of program: $11,250
Application fee: $100
* Application fee to the programs is non-refundable.
The work week in Israel runs Sunday through Thursday.
Weekends (Friday & Saturday) are available free time to spend at your leisure
The Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ) is a legal and research institute dedicated to cultivating and defending human rights, the rule of law and democracy.
Established in 2004, JIJ operates both internationally and domestically.
JIJ works to uphold human rights in the region by submitting charges of the gravest crimes to international tribunals and governmental bodies.
Using first-hand evidence and testimonies, we target perpetrators of heinous human rights violations against innocent civilians that have so far enjoyed impunity.
In Israel, our passion for justice drives us to positively impact society by creating public policy reform for victims of human trafficking and by providing pro-bono legal services to discriminated religious minorities.