On Thursday 19 September 2013, the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights organized the closing ceremony ending the 2013 annual training course for lawyers under the title 'Development of lawyers' Legal Skills in Palestinian Laws, International Humanitarian Law, and International Human Rights Law'.
This course was organized for the eleventh consecutive year.
In 2013, 25 young lawyers were graduated from the course.
The course comprised 145 training hours delivered over five months.
Shirin Al Shobaki, Coordinator of the Training and Mass Communication Unit at Al Mezan, and Mr.
Rami Shaqoura, Lawyer at Al Mezan concluded the course by thanking all the graduate lawyers for their commitment and active participation during the course.
Shobaki hoped that the course would help them in their practical life.
She emphasized the importance of keeping in touch with Al Mezan and its activities.
She said that Al Mezan would always welcome future cooperation with all participants in this course as well as other courses implemented by Al Mezan.
She also commented on the current political and human rights affairs in Gaza, which require greater efforts towards better promotion of human rights at such a critical juncture as the one Palestinians live now.
She stressed that lawyers' role is crucial in making justice and that they must receive all the support they need to be competent in ensuring respect of human rights and International Humanitarian Law.
Shaqoura expressed his hopes that the course met their expectations, increasing and developing their skills and adding to both their practical and theoretical knowledge.