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GIHR Project on Raising the Capabilities of Regular Forces & Law Enforcement Officials


The Geneva Institute for Human Rights organized a training course for the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to raise the capabilities of regular forces and law enforcement officials on international standards for the protection of human rights. The training course took place at the Al Salam Hotel - Khartoum (Sudan), from the 14th to the 15th of March, 2021.


Over the course of two days, a variety of topics were invoked, including :

  • Charter bodies

  • Human rights Concepts & Terminology

  • International Criminal Court

  • International Human Rights Law

  • International Humanitarian Law

  • Treaty Bodies


The Executive Director of the Geneva Institute for Human Rights, Mr. Nazar Abdulgadir Saleh, confirmed that the training course was born out of the necessity to accomplish the promises made by the Institute to ensure a thriving culture of human, especially considering the human rights developments in Sudan including the ratification of :

  • The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

  • The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.


It is hoped that the State will accede to other international conventions, particularly the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.


In a speech by the representative of the participants in the training course, Colonel Omar praised the Geneva Institute for Human Rights and the training course and stated that they have benefited immensely and are prepared to reflect what they have learned in work of the RSF.


On the other hand, the Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar, Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al-Marri, applauded the efforts of the Deputy Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council -Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo - in his efforts in promoting human rights and further thanked the Geneva Institute for Human Rights for its dedication to promoting and protecting human rights globally.


Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo highlighted that this workshop perfectly aligns with the general direction of the State’s transition into democracy and its interest in preserving dignity and human rights, adding, “From this standpoint we have worked diligently and we will continue to intensify efforts in this field.”