USP, OHCHR ink grant agreement for new courses

Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP and Dr Chitralekha Massey, Regional representative of OHCHR after the grant agreement signing. Picture: SUPPLIED

A GRANT agreement valued at USD 78,999 (FJ$166,703) for the development of two human rights defenders courses  was recently signed by the University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

According to a statement by USP the courses will be part of the Diploma in Leadership, Governance and Human Rights (DLGHR) programme at the tertiary institution.

DLGHR programme was initiated in 2013 at a Diploma level at USP and currently has five core courses.

In collaboration with OHCHR and in recognition to improve understanding of defending human rights in the Pacific Island Countries, USP will develop one 200-level and one 300-level course on human rights defenders.

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