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Projects 2010

 

Human Rights Treaties:  Maximising the Engagement of Iraqi Civil Society

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Summer - Autumn 2010

Erbil , Iraq

United Nations Capacity Building

Professor Michael O’Flaherty (Project Director, Co-Director Human Rights Law Centre); Bailey Grey (Project Leader, Human Rights Law Centre Coordinator)  

 

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Elias Diab (Project Officer, July-August 2010); Mai Abu-Moghli (Project Officer, September-December 2010); Emilie Hunter (On-site Project Coordination, September-December 2010)

Dr. Amin Mekki Medani, Nasser Amin, Mervat Rishmawi

 

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United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 

 

Project Summary

The project aimed to build the capacity of Iraqi civil society organisations (CSOs) in writing shadow reports. This was achieved through the provision of a training programme to enable Iraqi CSOs working on human rights issues to develop in-depth knowledge of United Nations human rights treaties and their monitoring bodies. This provided the CSOs with the necessary skills to compile, draft and disseminate shadow reports to be submitted to treaty bodies during the reporting process. These workshops seeked to cultivate an understanding of international standards relating to human rights information gathering and reporting. The instruction did also advance the capacity of civil society organisations to be able to follow up effectively the concluding observations adopted by human rights treaty bodies during reviews of their country.

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Regulating the Internet:  A Human Rights Legal Perspective

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20 September - 1 October 2010

University of Nottingham

Short Courses and Training

David Harris, Bailey Grey, Azizat Amoloye-Adebayo

Office of the Attorney General for Kano State of Nigeria

 

Project Summary

In 2010, HRLC hosted a two-week residential training course for 12 officials from the Kano State of Nigeria.  The project provided advice from leading experts in their field about the practical implications and considerations of regulating Internet law.  The course placed special emphasis on the main human rights issues which arise when devising the legislative framework for Internet regulation.

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International Standards and UK Law and Practice

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1 - 5 November 2010

University of Nottingham and London

Short Courses and Training

David Harris, Bailey Grey, Agnes Flues

 

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The Human Rights Law Centre delivered a week-long training course aimed at judges and lawyers from Iran.  The course was designed around thematic areas related to international human rights law and the criminal justice process and focused specifically on the implementation of international and European standards in the UK legal system, as a means of providing examples of human rights law in practice.  Academic seminars were supported by practical study visits to key legal institutions in Notitngham and London, including the Supreme Court.

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International Human Rights Standards, Juvenile and Family Law

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21 June - 2 July 2010

University of Nottingham

Short Courses and Training

David Harris, Bailey Grey, Agnes Flues

Office of the Judiciary of Thailand

 

Project Summary

In June 2010, the Human Rights Law Centre hosted a two-week residential training course for a delegation of 46 judges and court officials from the Office of the Judiciary of Thailand.  The training covered the main principles of international human rights law and the criminal justice process.  Classroom sessions were supported by practical study visits to key legal institutions in the UK.

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Labour Law:  International and UK Standards

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1 - 17 June 2010

University of Nottingham and London

Short Courses and Training

David Harris, Bailey Grey, Agnes Flues

Office of the Judiciary of Thailand

 

Project Summary

In June 2010, the Human Rights Law Centre delivered a two and a half week seminar to Thai judges on international and UK labour law standards.  The training programme had two key components:  first, participants attended two weeks of seminars at the University of Nottingham covering the main areas of international and UK standards of labour law.  Subsequently, there were four days in London where the delegation visited a number of key institutions in the UK dealing with labour law and labour rights.

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