Launch of the Training Course on International Mechanisms
“We want conscious and well-trained youth leaders to protect human rights in the world” Okeil Stated
“The training will extend to the ground in countries” Mennatalla said
“The trainees will participate in sessions of the Human Rights Council” Walaa Qeshta said
The training course conducted by Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, began on June 23, 2019 on the sidelines of the 41st session of the Human Rights Council.
Ayman Okeil, the Head of the joint mission, President of Maat and a human rights expert, stressed in his opening speech the importance of training at the time and how four organizations, Maat, the International Alliance for Peace and Development, the International Consultations Group and Partners for Transparency, cooperated and formed the largest civil society mission in the 41th session of the Human Rights Council.
The training is composed of theoretical lectures and practical training within the Human Rights Council. The mission will participate in all the Council’s activities, including seminars, written interventions and oral interventions.
The expert on human rights and trainer on the periodic review Walaa Abbas stressed the importance of training Arab, African and European youth together and creating youth leaders capable of understanding the international mechanisms and dealing under its umbrella. During her speech, she made sure to raise the awareness, skills and abilities of the trainees in terms of the concept of human rights, its origin and the United Nations bodies
The training in the coming days is going to tackle both contractual and non-contractual mechanisms (treaty committees, special procedures mandate holders, complaints and the universal periodic review)
Mennatall Abdelraouf, the Coordinator of the mission, stated that this training is the first stage and the program will not be limited to the training in Geneva, but will exceed to implementation on the ground in many Arab, European and African countries.
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