The (Moroccan) National Human Rights Council (CNDH) and the Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR) organize, from 5 to 7 April 2012 in Rabat, a regional seminar on the role of human rights education in the current Arab political context.
The objective is to have a clear vision in the area of human rights education, in light of the current Arab political context, to entrench the values and principles of human rights in the Arab world. An inventory of policies, strategies, action plans, programs and actions related to human rights education is needed to identify strengths and weaknesses...
This regional gathering will be an opportunity to shed light on successful experiences in the area and create opportunities for cooperation and partnership between the different actors.
The participants will discuss several points including:
international norms related to human rights education;
processes of human rights education in Arab countries: achievements and limitations;
human rights education in the current Arab political context: testimonies and experiences;
future strategic visions in the area of human rights education: opportunities and constraints.
More than one hundred participants will take part in this regional meeting. They represent international organizations, Arab national human rights institutions, Arab universities, Arab NGOs, networks working for the protection and promotion of human rights, AIHR and CNDH’s partners, human rights experts, trainers...
The opening session of this seminar will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 09:00 a.m., at the Golden Tulip Farah Rabat.
Morocco and Switzerland were the first countries to call in 2007 for the adoption of a United Nations declaration on human rights education and training.
The National Human Rights Council, through the former Advisory Council on Human Rights, coordinated NHRI’s contributions to developing the said declaration, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly resolution # A/RES/66/137, published in December 2011.
The first article of this declaration states that “everyone has the right to know, seek and receive information about all human rights and fundamental freedoms and should have access to human rights education and training.”
The Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR) is an independent nongovernmental organization. It was created in 1989 on the initiative of the Arab Organization for Human Rights, the Arab Lawyers Union and the Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights, with support from United Nations Centre for Human Rights.
It aims to promote the values of human rights, as universally recognized, in the Arab world. In 1992 the Institute was awarded the International Prize for Human Rights Education.Print this page Send this page