Manama, Mar. 15. (BNA) - Secretary-General of the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) Dr. Ahmed Abdulla Farhan opened the specialised training programme on human rights, organised by the NIHR for newly qualified lawyers, in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and International Bar Association
During the opening session of the programme, in which 30 debutant lawyers are taking part, Dr. Farhan highlighted the NIHR's interest to provide training opportunities for lawyers, especially on issues related to promoting the human rights culture.
He added that the NIHR has been committed to promoting the human rights culture since its inception through hosting workshops, lectures and seminars, in collaboration with national, regional and international organisations, in order to achieve its goals.
Dr. Ahmed Abdulla Farhan delivered a lecture on "Basic Human Rights Principles" and the "Paris Principles related to National Institutions for Human Rights".
The event is part of the NIHR's 2013-2016 work plan and strategy, and executive plan for this year aiming to consolidate and promote the human rights culture in cooperation with regional and international human rights organisations.
The training programme will also feature a lecture on the basic principles of international law by IBA experts from March 17 to 19, 2014, and another on international human law by ICRC from April 21 to 22, 2014.
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BNA 1124 GMT 2014/03/15
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