The Arab Federation for Human Rights launched today – Sunday, the 2nd of April – events related to the third phase of its training program entitled “Basic Diploma for Human Rights Leaders” in the city of Dubai. The events shall continue until Tuesday, the 4th of April. It is good to mention that this diploma course is the first and most important training program in relation to building and enhancing capacities in the human rights domain, which assembles key actors in the field of human rights, affiliated with official establishments, bodies, as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations concerned with human rights in the GCC Region.
On this occasion, Dr. Ahmad Thany Al-Hamly – Head of the Arab Federation for Human Rights stated: “we finalized the first phase of (the Basic Diploma for Human Rights Leaders) in the city of Dubai at the end of last February and we completed the second phase in mid-March, in Geneva, in the framework of the Arab Federation of Human Rights’ participation in the 34th session of the Human Rights Council – affiliated with the United Nations. Today, we are initiating the 3rd phase of this program, that is considered to be one of the most important training programs in relation to building and enhancing capabilities in the domain of human rights in the Region.”
Dr. Al-Hamly also emphasized that the Arab Federation for Human Rights is working through this training program entitled to promote a culture that is focused on human rights amongst all institutions of society, especially amongst governmental and national leaders in the GCC. The aim is to enable establish concepts related to human rights and to create a host environment in a way that enhances rights and freedoms and ensures humanitarian peace and security. Thus, this will equally help them in achieving peace, security and development in the GCC States, given that training and education in the human rights domain constitute essential contributions to the prevention of human rights violations in the long-run and represent significant investments in the quest to create a fair society where all human rights are enjoyed by all people as they are being respected and valued.
Dr. Al-Hamly further clarified that the Arab Federation for Human Rights adopted an organizational structure for the “Human Rights Leaders” Program that is based on the UN General Assembly’s Resolution issued in December 2004, entitled “World Program for Human Rights Education 113/59”, as well as on the periodic action plans of the World Program for Human Rights Education, in a manner that is in harmony with the third periodic plan for the years 2015-2019. The resolutions and documentations stresses on creating partnership with civil society establishments in the domain of promoting and enhancing a human rights culture, as well as the enhancement of the capabilities of those working in the domain of human rights, to protect and apply the law, protect supporters and activists operating in the human rights domain, as well as protecting journalists and media personnel.
The Arab Federation for Human Rights
The 2nd of April 2017