IJRC offers trainings to organizations and groups on general and specific areas of international human rights protection.  Training sessions are designed to build advocates’ capacity to incorporate relevant international legal standards into their public education, litigation, and advocacy campaigns, and to enable them to effectively engage with regional and international human rights monitoring bodies and courts.

Trainings are tailored to the participants’ interests, experience, and goals. Please contact IJRC for further information or to schedule a training session.


Past Trainings

June 19, 2014 in San Francisco, California:

Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 4.48.01 PMThe International Justice Resource Center (IJRC) held a training seminar focused on women’s human rights on June 19, 2014 at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California. See the agenda, background materials, and other information in the public Dropbox folder: View the videos of each session on IJRC’s Vimeo page.

Experts in international human rights law and women’s rights shared insights and examples with advocates and attorneys whose work involves violence against women, discrimination against women and girls, and reproductive health. Speakers included: Katrina Anderson (Center for Reproductive Rights), Rosa Celorio (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights), Connie de la Vega (University of San Franscisco School of Law), Ejim Dike (US Human Rights Network), Krishanti Dharmaraj (IANGEL), and Caroline Bettinger-Lopez (University of Miami School of Law).

Registration is now closed for this full-day conference focused on the international norms and advocacy channels available to help lawyers and advocates address critical women’s rights issues, including: gender and other forms of discrimination, violence against women, and reproductive rights. To keep informed of future events, please join our mailing list or send us an email at


June 11 and 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California:

The International Justice Resource Center organized this unique training seminar on the international human rights framework and its uses in civil rights and social justice advocacy, at UC Hastings in San Francisco on June 11 and 12, 2013.  Support for this program was provided by the following organizations: the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, American Civil Liberties Union, Asian Law Caucus, Center for Justice & Accountability, and US Human Rights Network.  Videos of the expert panels, background materials and additional information are available here.


May 18, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts:

On May 18, 2012, IJRC organized a full day training in Boston on the international norms and mechanisms available to social justice and human rights advocates in the United States.  This training, titled The International Human Rights Framework: Opportunities for Attorneys and Advocates, was co-sponsored by Physicians for Human Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.  To see the agenda and presenters, click here.


September 11, 2011 in Montreal, Canada:

Another example of an IJRC training is the workshop “Effective Civil Society Organization Engagement with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights” held at the 2011 CIVICUS World Assembly in Montreal, Canada.  (CIVICUS summary report here; flyer below).