Overcoming global challenges through the Rule of Law


Facilitated e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Swedish International Development Agency

Course details

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2 days (for each week of e-workshops)
4 hours for each session of e-workshop (one day) and 8 hours for the whole training (two days)
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia and the Pacific
Start date
9 November 2020
End date
24 November 2020

Course summary

This training activity aims at covering not only the core aspects of the rule of law, but also touches upon the fundamental principles of human rights and governance to provide participants with a holistic vision of the interconnectivity of these vital legal issues.

About this course

The rule of law is fundamental to ensuring the fairness of society and is characterized by transparency and accountability in both the public and private sectors. Such transparency and accountability may only prevail if a functioning judicial system is in place, acting as one of the cornerstones of a society. Populations need an efficient legal system in order to resolve disputes in all forms and guarantee an impartial application of laws and rules, as enshrined in the rule of law.

Given that due to gender stereotypes women are frequently underrepresented in key positions in the legal sphere, reducing the representativeness of the respective judicial system, the course will pay special attention to the role women can play on strengthening the rule of law.

In light of the ongoing global pandemic and related travel restrictions, the training programme will be held exclusively online via the platform zoom enabling participants from different countries to join and engage in peer-to-peer learning without necessitating travel. Three different slots will be held, each one for two days:  9-10 November 2020, 16-17 November 2020, and 23-24 November 2020 with the following timing:


Target audience

Government officials and representatives, as well as other stakeholders from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which are a priority for Sida.

Learning objectives

At the end of the workshop participants will have acquired a solid understanding of:

  • The concept of the rule of law in connection with governance and human rights;
  • The main principles of the rule of law and their operationalization;
  • The common challenges to the rule of law;
  • The impact of various types of crises on the rule of law.