The Foundation offers numerous training courses on human rights related to current issues. These training sessions are aimed at students, researchers, members of the legal profession, national and international civil servants, members of non-governmental organisations and more generally anyone interested in human rights issues.

Our courses offer our participants the opportunity to improve their knowledge of international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. Other more specialised session topics are also offered such as women’s rights, refugee law, environmental law, children’s rights, the right to freedom of expression, the movement of cultural goods, artificial intelligence and human rights…

Every training courses are subjected of a final evaluation leading to a certificate of attendance or a certificate of achievement.

They take place in France, but also abroad in countries like Argentina, Peru, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Sudan, Mali, Senegal, Lebanon, Haiti, Georgia. In addition, we are planning to develop our activities in Kosovo, Moldavia, Tunisia, Armenia, Benin, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Mexico…


In partnership with the law faculty of Strasbourg, the Foundation also supervises the Human Rights Clinic. It offers advanced students two years of in-depth theoretical training in international human rights law and a study of litigation before the European Court of Human Rights and United Nations bodies.



The Foundation organises scientific events on human rights issues and supports various academic events throughout the year. Moreover, the Foundation’s representatives regularly speak at symposiums, conferences and study days. The Foundation’s research support activity is also reflected in the publication of books by Éditions Pedone.

The research activities of the Foundation are also reflected in the awarding of an annual French and English thesis prize. This is rewarded by the publication of the thesis by Editions Pedone, which is supported by the René Cassin Foundation.