Mission: The Center was created to promote, through international programs and partnerships, the education and training of human rights, rule of law, due process, democratic principles, international humanitarian law, and ethics, to military, law enforcement, and government civilians, that will enhance their professional competencies and strengthen a culture of mutual respect and cooperation. 

Core Functions:

  • Develop Curriculum
  • Execute Educational and Training Programs
  • Implement Subject-Matter Expert Exchanges
  • Provide Consultancy Services

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Center for Human Rights and Democracy (CHRD) Course Listing

International Operational Law

(SANweb: International Operational Law, MASL ID No. B166150)

Students discuss aspects of international human rights law, rule of law, due process, and international humanitarian law to enhance their ability to analyze, apply, and resolve common legal issues leaders encounter at the tactical level during successful multi-agency security force operations that are free of human rights violations and abuse.

Student Profile: Military: All ranks of military, law enforcement and civilian.

Duration: 4 weeks

Human Rights Instructor

(SANweb: Human Rights Instructor, MASL ID No. B166006)

This course integrates human rights instruction topics and methodology. Topics covered include international human rights law, due process of law, rule of law, and international humanitarian law. Case studies, practical exercise, and discussion questions are used throughout the course. Students will be evaluated on topics and training methodologies using rubrics and written assessments to include substantive class participation.

Student Profile: Military: Member of a professional security force

Duration: 1 week