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Plan of Actions for Advocacy

The plan includes the following components:
Communication policy - a relationship between a specific issue advocacy and policy, people and / or agencies in the political arena ....

Steps in the advocacy campaign

1. Human rights advocates usually start with the issues around which they want to implement a policy change. The problem should be focused, clear, and should be "felt" by the members of the human rights group ...

                                                     Guidance on planning campaigns on civic education and civil actions

Campaign - a set of organized actions aimed at specific group or groups for their notification of the problem which may be important for them to provide information about the problem, develop and propose strategies to address the problem and motivate the group (s) have to act to address this issue ...

                                                                                     AdvocacyStrategy Development :
One of the most widespread confusion in the development of the strategy is the confusion between "strategy" and "tactics." Tactics include specific actions the spread of the petitions, writing letters, protest, etc., ie something which is part of Advocacy. Strategy - is a broader concept, is a general map, which directs all of these actions towards the achievement of clear goals. Strategy - a realistic assessment of where you are! Where you are going? And how do you find yourself there? "In fact, an effective strategy based on nine key issues ...

Organization of communities -  involvment of citizens in solving problems of local communities

What is it?

  • Strengthening local communities by involving citizens in the process of defining their common problems and find solutions to these desired problem.

  • Identifying people and structures that can provide these solutions, obtaining their support through negotiation, as appropriate, using confrontation and davlenie.

  • Creation of organization that democratically controlled by people who can initiate consideration of future challenges, people, expressing the will and the power of the public, expressing the will and the power of the public which they represent ...

                                                                                       Resource Book for Advocacy:

Since 1994, Counterpart Consortium program to support civil society and development of NGOs in the Central Asian region.
The process of strengthening the foundations of civil society and democratic norms will not be effective unless it involved the population, that is the citizens themselves, in partnership with non-profit non-governmental organizations, local authorities and other parties interested in its continued development ...

                                                                                     Who defines the public interest?

                                                Development strategy of public interest law in Central and Eastern Europe:

I would like to talk today about public interest law in the context of Central and Eastern Europe. In the U.S., where I received a legal education, public interest law - customary phrase, so familiar that everyone thinks they know its value, although they may give different definitions. In other countries the construction of the term varies even more, but it has gained some importance, or, more precisely, the values in countries as diverse as, for example, Argentina, South Africa or Bangladesh ...

                             The practice of applying to the Constitutional Court of Russian Federation: current issues:

The right of citizens to appeal to the Russian Constitutional Court complaint against the violation of constitutional rights and freedoms directly from Part 1 of Article 46 of the Constitution, whereby everyone is guaranteed judicial protection of his rights and freedoms. However, in the understanding of most citizens, the term "judicial protection" is directly associated only with the courts of general jurisdiction. Conducted a survey of citizens who apply for legal aid, suggests that 90% of cases, citizens are not even aware of the existence of the Russian Constitutional Court and this method of protecting the rights and freedoms, as the complaint of a violation of constitutional rights and freedoms. In practice, most often appeal to the Russian Constitutional Court complaint against a lawyer is an initiative of the leading civil or criminal case and faced with a legal issue that can only be resolved at the level of the Russian Constitutional Court ...

                                                                         International human rights mechanisms:

The problem of protecting human rights is the leitmotif of the summer school. International protection of human rights - the right new phenomenon for Russia. The first international human rights mechanisms emerged after the Second World War, and their appearance was due to the horrors of fascism. Below we consider two international human rights protection mechanism - a universal, which exists within the UN system, regional, established under the Council of Europe. Currently both of these mechanisms are available to citizens of Russia, and therefore we are interested. In addition to these systems in the world, there are other regional human rights mechanisms: the Inter-American and African, but they were created later and have not yet developed an extensive practice ...

                                                                                 Modular Training on Advocacy Counterpart:

Lesson 1 April
Policy-making process: the government's :4
Lesson Objectives: 4
Introductory remarks 4
Analysis of the political process -15 minutes 6
Policy-making - Speech Specialist-30 minutes 7
Policy-making process - Quest for the groups-20 minutes 7
Policy-making process - General discussion - 10 minutes 8

Lesson 2 9
Identify priority policy issues: assessing challenges and opportunities for its decision 9
Lesson Objectives: 9
Introductory Remark 9
Identification of priority targets 10
Work in groups of -20 minutes 10
General discussion - 20 minutes 11
Assess problems and opportunities for their solution -20 minutes 11 ...

                                                                                             Some targets of litigation:

In addition, won the case, which is often - but not always - is the goal of the lawsuit, the lawyer defending the public and state interests, can use the strategy of litigation as a tool allowing to make the list below, more general purpose ...