Professional Certificate in the Promotion and Implementation of Human Rights
London, UK


The demand for human rights is being heard across the world from the ground up as the UN’s Post-2015 Agenda takes form, and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has now recognised that ‘human rights are essential to the achievement of sustainable development'. Better knowledge of human rights issues and an understanding of how sustainable and accountable action plans for human rights can be developed will be key in the achievement of international peace and rapid development. 

Course Overview

This course will provide those involved in promoting human rights with a clear understanding of how to design and enforce a resilient and sustainable action plan that tackles human rights abuses.

Interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of key themes around human rights, such as the impact of international frameworks, the consideration of local circumstances and prioritising human rights for development. By addressing a range of topics and examining important legal instruments, participants will leave equipped to develop a national action plan for improving human rights, which will consider resource requirements and be supported by strong mechanisms for implementation and evaluation.

A comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms behind human rights planning will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:

  • International frameworks and legal instruments on human rights
  • Civil and political rights
  • Human rights and development
  • Human rights and fragile/emergency conditions
  • Gender and human rights
  • Developing a national action plan
  • Monitoring human rights and the plan

Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creating learning and networking amongst peers.


Upon completion of this four-day-long course and subsequent successful completion of CMI written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 5 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop, construct and implement national action plans
  • Lead effective organisational change
  • Apply the key principles of human rights promotion to their organisation
  • Improve capacity and support structures, whilst reducing discrimination
  • Monitor, evaluate and enhance performance
  • Deliver services that more equitably meet stakeholder needs

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How You Will Benefit

  • The opportunity to gain a recognised professional qualification
  • Hear the latest insights, research and developments in human rights planning from leading experts
  • Network and share ideas from colleagues with around the world
  • Enhance your skills and knowledge in the tackling human rights abuses

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