On Wednesday, 17 August 2016, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Al Mezan) concluded a training course entitled “International Humanitarian Law, Litigation Procedures, Prosecuting War Crimes, and Advocacy Mechanisms” for 28 legal professionals looking to specialize in detainee affairs.
Mrs. Al Shobaki, coordinator of the Training and Mass Communication Unit at Al Mezan, concluded the course by thanking the participants for their commitment and efforts to make the course a success. She expressed her hope that the course met their expectations, adding to both their practical and theoretical knowledge.
Mrs. Shobaki emphasized the importance of keeping in touch with Al Mezan. She said that Al Mezan would always welcome future cooperation with participants.
In addition to disseminating information on IHL and human rights, the course aimed to raise awareness of the protection and human rights issues faced by detainees and prisoners. Enhancing the understanding of international legal concepts is crucial for a population that lives under occupation and is subject to ongoing international law violations.
The course was comprised of 20 training hours delivered over three days. The participants were introduced to various topics related to IHL and the Fourth Geneva Convention, mechanisms to implement IHL, monitoring and documentation mechanisms, and compilation of case files relating to possible war crimes.