ICSPR STARTED MEDIUM-TERM TRAINING PROGRAMME TO DEVELOP LAWYER’S CAPABILITIES IN HUMAN RIGHT FILED
On Saturday morning, 29th April; 2017. The International Commission to Support Palestinian People’s Rights (ICSPR) in Gaza City, opened the medium-term training programme for lawyers; which specializes in Human Rights research, with a participation of 25 lawyers.
Mr. Samer Mousa, Director of programs, held an introductory meeting at which he expressed the importance of the training programme and its role in developing lawyers skills, enriching their Human Rights knowledge and experience, strengthen their role in Human Rights field that is significant in monitoring and documenting Human Rights violations, as well as enhancing participants knowledge and abilities in utilizing the International Law for advocating Human Rights in Palestine.
In turn, Training Manager of ICSPR Dr. Alaa’ Hamouda, welcomed the programme participants announcing the participants selection methods; which consisted both editorial exams and interviews. Dr. Hamouda stressed the importance of this programme and its success.
Coordinator of Research and Policies Unit at ICSPR Dr. Salah Al Wadia; reviewed the most significant courses of the programme, its methodology and the participants commitments and responsibilities; stressing that this unique program comes in response to the Palestinian legal and human rights work needs. Adding that the program is based on the practical aspects in order to get practical and professional results of the program such as reports, memorandum and human rights papers.
Lawyer Karem Nashwan, The Director of the Legal Department of the Commission- noted the importance of the training programme, which comes at a time that requires an activation of Human Rights work as Israeli violations increase; which in turn require a national effort to monitor and follow up. In addition to Human Rights violations on the Palestinian level, he added that the program aims to raise awareness and recruit Human Rights legal staff that is capable of disseminating Human Rights culture and to widely-spread in the spirit of this community, as it will contribute in maintaining the rule of Law, Justice, Dignity and Freedom.
It is worth mentioning that the training program considers five months duration and includes a range of training courses focusing on International Law, International Humanitarian Law, Private International Law specializing in Human Rights and the Palestinian Laws; the characteristics of the Palestinian Political System and its issues, monitoring and documentation of Human Rights violations and Human Rights research methodology; preparation of Human Rights reports, and the mechanisms of Human Rights advocacy.