ICR also involved in a variety of forms of research, training and advisory work outside of Northern Ireland. We currently have a number of projects with international partners in development, while current and previous international work includes the following:

Neil Jarman chairs the expert panel on freedom of peaceful assembly at the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, part of the Organisation of Security and Co-operation in Europe. The panel has produced two editions of the Guidelines on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly, and which are available in English, French, Arabic and Russian.

The work with ODIHR also included developing a training programme to train human rights defenders to monitor public assemblies. This which has been delivered to NGOs in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Serbia. This model was also written up and published as a Handbook for Monitoring Freedom of Peaceful Assembly .

ICR has recently completed two programmes funded through the European Union’s Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme:

Peace and Development in European Education (2013-15) explored approaches to and good practice in peacebuilding education for adults with partners from Romania, Slovakia, Norway and the Netherlands.

The Stranger Project (2011-13) focused on exploring approaches to integration and building relations between majority and minority ethnic and migrant communities, and included partners from Norway, Italy and Turkey.


Earlier projects included developing a training for trainers programme to counter hate speech in Georgia (2011); work on community cohesion in Cyprus (2009-10); the development of an online mediation training programme with partners in Italy and Cyprus (2007-08); a project in managing ethnic conflict in northern Ghana (2002), and promoting human rights through radio in Nepal (2002).