Call for applications: Trial Observation Seminar in Nizhniy Novgorod

The ICJ is organizing two-day trial observation training seminars on 14-15 March in Nizhniy Novgorod.

The seminar will aim to provide practical skills on how to conduct trial observations, assess and analyze information and data obtained, and draft a final trial observation report.

The seminar will address general legislative frameworks within which courts operate; the compliance with international rule of law and human rights standards; the components and guarantees of the right to fair trial; observing proceedings within the courtroom and the conduct of meetings with the relevant authorities and other advocacy work outside the courtroom.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in the rule of law and human rights law;
  • Applicants must have an interest in international standards of fair trial;
  • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in observing trials or working on trial observation projects;

Closing date for applications: 15 February 2011.

Application forms can be downloaded below.

For further information please contact Temur Shakirov at

seminar-trialobservation-news-2011 (full text, PDF)

seminar-trialobservation-news-2011-rus (full text in Russian, PDF)

seminar-trialobservation-application-2011 (full text, PDF)

seminar-trialobservation-application-2011-rus (full text in Russian, PDF)