Understand the legal environment within which the employment relationship exists


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Study in a classroom environment one evening a week.

  • City Centre Location
  • Fully Interactive Limited Class Size
  • 10 Weeks, 1 evening per week
  • Starts 9th February 2023
  • 6.30 to 9.30pm

Price from €995

(Instalment Price: €1095)

Live Online

Live online training with real-time instructor-student interaction.

  • Live & fully online
  • Archived for review
  • 10 Weeks, 1 evening per week
  • Starts 9th February 2023
  • 6.30 to 9.30pm

Price from €895

(Instalment Price: €995)

Option 1: Diploma in Human Rights
Option 2: Diploma in Human Rights (Policing)
Option 3: Diploma in Human Rights (Military)

This course will provide students with an overview of the salient aspects of employment law applicable at each stage of the life cycle of the employment relationship.

This will include the theory, key pieces of legislation and relevant case law to highlight the practical application of employment law to the employment relationship.

The course will enable delegates to understand the legal environment within which the employment relationship exists.

Week 1 – Introduction to Human Rights

Week 2 – Principles of Human Rights-based policing and security operations

Week 3 – s.42 IHREC Act 2014

Week 4 – Rights, Dignity of the Person, Right to Life

Week 5 – Liberty and Security vs Torture and Degrading Treatment

Week 6 – Community-based security, concepts and methodology

Week 7 – Fair Trials, law, punishment and protecting society

Week 8 – Personal freedoms and assembly

Week 9 – Freedom vs Responsibility and how security can be enhanced

Week 10 – Summary key areas and table-top operational exercise


Declan Power

Declan Power comes to this area from a solid platform of operational experience and doctrinal development having previously devised and taught Human Rights Awareness programs to international police and military officers across a series of United Nations peacekeeping and enforcement missions in Africa. 

He has also taught’ Human Rights on Field Operations’ to the NATO Civil-Military Centre of Excellence (CCCOE) at the Hague.

During his service as a senior UN Civil-Military Coordination (UNCMCoord) Officer he was attached to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) where he regularly worked on field operations with UN police officers and local para-military forces promoting human rights issues and negotiating access for humanitarian agencies to engage in life-saving activities. 

He also led a team in Darfur which developed an applied practical Human Rights-based training program for officers engaged in police liaison, peacekeeping and the ‘Saving Lives Together’ initiative which used Human Rights awareness training as a tool to limit excessive force such as kidnappings and attacks on civilian communities by protagonists in the Darfur civil war.

He is a graduate of the UN’s Humanitarian CMCoord basic instruction course, Field Officer’s course, and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affair’s Senior Staff Planning Course.

Course Award

A City College’s Professional Diploma Course is a focused, practical programme designed and delivered by an industry practitioner, that consolidates, upskills or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications that indicate that you have been trained in a particular area or specific subject matter.

City College Diplomas are suitable for career minded learners wishing to advance their professional skills and prospects. They are widely accepted by employers and many students are sponsored to study here by their organisation.

Corporate Training

In addition to our scheduled Professional Diploma courses, City Colleges can provide bespoke training over 3 – 4 days, please contact Kevin.Coyne@citygroup.ie for further details.

Who Should Apply?

Serving members of An Garda Siochana. Serving members of the Irish Prison Service. Serving members of the Irish Defence Forces. Security advisors for Non-Governmental Organisations. Corporate Security Advisors. Community Development Advisers/Specialists. Those with an interest in this wide-ranging area may or may not wish to pursue further studies on its completion.

Related Courses

Diploma in Police Leadership

Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Psychology

Further Information

Please call the College on +353 1 416 0034 or email info@citycolleges.ie.

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