IHRDA today commenced a three-day human rights training and case identification workshop with about twenty-five lawyers and civil society organizations in Guinea, with the collaboration of local partner “ONG Les Mêmes Droits pour Tous”.
During the program, resource persons (domestic and international human rights experts) will give presentations on different human rights issues including human rights litigation in Guinean domestic courts and African regional mechanisms (ECOWAS Court, African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child), the rights of vulnerable groups such as women and children and the relevance of international law within Guinean law.
The participants will treat a hypothetical case at the end of the training which will enable them to demonstrate some of the knowledge and skills acquired during the workshop, after which potential cases of human rights violations will be collectively identified for eventual litigation in courts of competent jurisdiction.
It should be re-called that IHRDA just ended a two-day training with Guinean magistrates on the application of international human rights standards.
This project is funded by National Endowment for Democracy (NED), USA.