Earnest Fellowship on Human Rights Protection 2017

Earnest Fellowship on Human Rights Protection 2017

Deadline: January 31, 2017

The Earnest Fellowship on Human Rights Protection (EFHR) program affords participants a virtual think-tank for advanced analysis and studies of vital aspects of International Human Rights Law and protection practice, through a multidisciplinary and integrated approach, which enables participants a practical and real world approach to tackling some of the world’s most pressing Human Rights problems.

The 3-month EFHR program is run by the International Law department of the Common Ground Centre and comprises a series of capacity building webinars and e-fellowship program modules, delivered by guest professionals and alumni fellows, addressing current global challenges, which fall within the broad spectrum of International Human Rights Law and protection.

Fellowship Duties

  • Fellows will be expected to examine a select ongoing global happening with a direct implication for International Human Rights protection, participate actively in ongoing discussions, and constructively engage with other participants in insightful and thought provoking exchanges revolving around International Human Rights protection and Law;
  • Fellows must be willing to share their knowledge, experience and perspectives on International Human Rights issues and laws and collaborate on innovate and practical initiatives, with the potential to serve as viable solutions to Human Rights protection challenges;
  • Fellows are expected to address contemporary human rights concerns, analyze State policies which impact human right protection mechanisms, and carry out ground breaking legal research on International Human Rights issues of importance, and based on the findings obtained, are expected to publish condensed, practical and innovative materials which address their findings and provide recommendations;
  • Anyone who applies must be willing to commit the resources needed to evaluate course content, contribute in discussion forums, and constructively engage with other participants in insightful exchanges around ideas presented in course materials.


  • A certificate of completion in soft copy will be awarded to participants who will fulfil all requirements for satisfactory completion of the fellowship and recommendations issued upon request.


  • Open to law professionals and students, academics and scholars within the social sciences and Arts, educators, Human Rights field practitioners (i.e activists and organizers), members of civil society, policy professionals, and journalists.
  • Candidates should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential.

Application Process

Complete the application form.

For more information, visit Earnest Fellowship on Human Rights Protection.