The keynote address at the Opening Ceremony of the 25th Annual Human Rights and People's Diplomacy Training Program

The April Newsletter is now available

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Since 2006, DTP has organised and facilitated a regional capacity building program on Human Rights and Business. click here

DTP has had a focus on the rights of Migrant Workers since 2004, when it began its regional capacity building programs with Migrant Forum Asia (MFA).click here

Taking stock: Assessment of the impact of this 10-year collaboration and lessons for the future - Summary of lessons learnt

24th Annual Program, Nepal Click here to read: Participants' biographies


The Diplomacy Training Program - Making a Difference for Human Rights

The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) is an independent, Australian NGO committed to advancing human rights and empowering civil society in the Asia Pacific region through quality education and training, and the building of skills and capacity in non-governmental organisations and for individual human rights defenders and community advocates.

The DTP was founded in 1989 by HE Jose Ramos-Horta, 1996 Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Timor-Leste with Emeritus Professor Garth Nettheim.

Since January 1990, the DTP has provided practical human rights training to over 2500 human rights defenders and community advocates in the Asia-Pacific Region.

It's practical, participatory courses develop the website knowledge, networks and skills for human rights defenders in Australia, Asia and the Pacific to help them be more effective in making a difference for human rights.


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The keynote address at the Opening Ceremony  of the 25th Annual Human Rights and People's Diplomacy Training Program was given by one of the newly appointed Commissioners of the National Human Rights Commission, Ambika Satkunanathan. Her speech focused on the challenges facing human rights defenders in South Asia and on historical injustice in Sri Lanka.



The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade has reference from the Australian Parliament to Inquire into Australia's Advocacy for the Abolition of the Death Penalty. DTP has made a submission to the inquiry.