GIHR Training Course on Preparing and Reporting for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as part of the joint project with the CNDH

Conclusions of the first GIHR training course in Algerian Tindouf
13/02/2018
2nd training course in preparation and writing of reports in Algiers.
19/02/2018

As part of the joint project between the Geneva Institute of Human Rights and the National Council for Human Rights in Algeria, supported by the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and following a recommendation of the Council, a course training on preparation and report writing for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was launched this morning at the Al-Abyar Hotel in Algiers. It is the first in the capital, but the second nationally.

During this opening session, the Executive Director of the Institute of Human Rights in Geneva, Nazar Abdelgadir, highlighted the efforts made by the Algerian authorities in the promotion and protection of human rights, in particular those relating to the new procedures contained in the new constitution, as well as the upgrading of structures that ensures the protection of these rights. The president of the National Council of Human Rights, Fafa Ben Zerrouki, for his part said that the country would continue its efforts, and that this course was an essential part of their project to promulgate Human Rights.

The purpose of this three-day session is, above all, to clarify the principles and guidelines for the preparation and writing of reports on Universal Periodic Review mechanisms.

At this conference, the Swiss ambassador to Algeria, her Excellency Mrs. Berest, emphasized the need to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries in various fields, before giving the floor to Mr. Soualem, Director of the Department of Human Rights at the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who testified that Algeria is committed to implementing a number of recommendations in the field of Human Rights.