The third Dr. Amin Makki Madani regional training course





With opening words from Mr. Mazen Shaqoura, representing the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Adel Sharif, representing the Geneva Institute for Human Rights, and from Mr. Abu Bakr Makki Madani, and Mrs. Sarah Amin Makki Madani, the work of the third regional training course for Dr. Amin Makki Madani began on 28 August 2022. Organized by the Geneva Institute for Human Rights in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, under the title "Concepts and Mechanisms for the Protection of Human Rights" via Zoom the course will continue until Thursday 1 September 2022.

44 trainees from 22 African and Asian countries are participating in the training course: Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, Comoros, Chad, Eritrea, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Yemen, Oman and Lebanon. Training is supervised and conducted by a group of coaches and trainers.

The regional training course program includes: global human rights trends, concepts and terminology of human rights, United Nations Charter-based mechanisms: the Human Rights Council, the universal periodic review mechanism, the system of special procedures, core international treaties on human rights, Treaty bodies - treaty committees to protect Human rights, national mechanisms for the protection of human rights, documentation of human rights violations, civil society and the United Nations mechanisms, human rights and sustainable development goals, information on human rights protection mechanisms on the Internet .

The third regional training course comes as a continuation of the process started by the Geneva Institute for Human Rights, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Sudan and the United Nations Center for Training and Documentation in the Field of Human Rights for South-West Asia and the Arab Region since 2022. It also comes within the Institute’s activities in defending and promoting human rights and values in order to bring about change from within.


Dr. Amin Makki was born in the city Damadni, a Sudanese professor of trade union law and a human rights defender, with 35 years of academic, judicial and human rights experience at the regional and international levels. He worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). He received several awards from reputable human rights organizations.