The annual training course organized by the Geneva Institute for Human Rights on mechanisms for the international protection of children's rights, held in Geneva on the margins of the work of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child and the discussion of the periodic report of the Sultanate of Oman, was concluded.
The five-day training course continued at the Institute's headquarters and at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva-Switzerland. The training course covered several topics: human rights concepts and terminology, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and basic protocols, the working mechanism of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, non-contractual mechanisms for the protection of children's rights, digital threats to children's rights, protection and information about the mechanism online. The programme also included the attendance of trainees to discuss the periodic report of the Sultanate of Oman.
The course was attended by trainees from: Kuwait, Sudan, Bahrain, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt, and was supervised by a selection of trainers.
Lawyer Anwar Khalid Al-Azmi from Kuwait said, "Frankly, the training course is new and sophisticated with good ideas and followed by a practical aspect of attending the discussion of the periodic report of the Sultanate of Oman before the Committee on the Rights of the Child. I learned during the course things I didn't even know during my time at law school, human rights are not just for jurists. And I felt the spirit of the team with the rest of the participants, this coupled with the way the coach Mr. Nizar Abdelgadir conducted the training in a smooth and fun manner. We have learned many concepts and terminology with regard to fundamental conventions in the field of human rights, in particular the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In conclusion, the Geneva Institute of Human Rights training course has opened up new prospects through which we can now embark in the field of international law. "
Lawyer Lolwa Abdullah Ali from the Kuwaiti Lawyers' Association said: "The course is an important and extensive introduction to enter the vast world of Human Rights. It introduced me to a lot of concepts in a pedagogic and easy way. The presentation was fun. The theoretical prepared us for what we would see and hea in the practical aspect of attending the discussion of the report of the Sultanate of Oman. I advise everyone interested to navigate the world of human rights to participate in the courses of the Geneva Institute for Human Rights."
On the closing day, Ms. Otani Mikiko (Japan), Chairperson of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, His Excellency Ambassador Gehad Madi (Egypt) and Dr. Hind Idrissi (Morocco), experts of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and Nazar Abdelgadir, Executive Director of the Geneva Institute eva, distributed participation certificates to participants.
Geneva 22 January 2023