Human Rights & Conflict Transformation Training

Connect human rights and conflict transformation approaches.

Training topic

Human rights and conflict transformation are instrumental for achieving sustainable peace and development. Despite wide recognition that the fields of human rights, peacebuilding and development work in and on similar contexts, they are often perceived as distinct disciplines. This training seeks to go beyond this divide and aims at exploring how human rights and conflict transformation offer different types of insights to similar contexts, and exploring how they can complement one another both practically and conceptually. It also recognizes that certain challenges and dilemmas arise when linking human rights and conflict transformation, and considers strategies for addressing these.

Your benefits

  • Get insights on the value of linking human rights and conflict transformation
  • Learn from practical insights and tools from both fields for use in project design, implementation and evaluation processes
  • Reflect and exchange your own frame of reference and what this means for engaging with the interplay of human rights and conflict transformation


The training is designed for peacebuilding, development and humanitarian practitioners and academics interested in bridging concepts with practical knowledge, good practices and lessons learned from field-based linkages between human rights & conflict transformation.


Michelle Parlevliet, Assistant Professor Conflict Resolution and Governanc at University of Amsterdam

Methodology & Training

The training offers specific methodological tools and approaches for peacebuilding, development and humanitarian actors working in conflict-affected and fragile contexts.

Training methodologies include expert inputs, peer exchange, case studies, exercises, skills training and self-study. The training draws on experiences of participants and empirical examples.


Successful participants are awarded a Confirmation of Participation. This training can be taken as one module (2 ECTS) of the Certificate, Diploma and Master of Advanced Studies in Civilian Peacebuilding programs offered by swisspeace and the University of Basel.

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