20 March 2017 (GENEVA) – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) is hosting an advanced training programme destined for lawyers and legal professionals from the Emirates Association of Lawyers and Legal Experts.

The training programme entitled “Promotion and Protection of Human Rights: Legal Experts’ Engagement with UN Human Rights Mechanism and Specialized Agencies” will be held at the Geneva Centre’s office from 20 March to 23 March.

13 participants will participate in the 4-day training programme in which distinguished experts in international human rights law will give lectures on subjects related to reporting mechanisms of the UN Treaty bodies and the structure and the functioning of the UN Human Rights Council.

The training programme will also expose the participants with an overview of the processes before, during and after the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in which the participants will be given an in-depth overview of the processes related to preparing and drafting national reports as well as follow-up procedures after the UPR.

The participants will also attend the 34th UN Human Rights Council session that is currently taking place at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

The Executive Director of the Geneva Centre Ambassador Idriss Jazairy highlighted the importance of this week’s training programme in enabling stakeholders in the Arab region to further advance the protection and promotion of human rights in their countries. Ambassador Jazairy said:

The Geneva Centre is committed to delivering enriching human rights training programmes to stakeholders in the Arab region. This week’s training programme seeks to expose participants to various aspects related to international human rights protection. Strengthening and promoting human rights through training of the upcoming generations of stakeholders in Arab region remain our core priority.”

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