On Thursday 15 March 2012, the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights organized an awareness workshop entitled “Palestinian Children’s Rights,” held at Rafah Preparatory School B for Girls.
About 60 students participated in the course.
The human rights teacher at the school, Fatma Hamad, welcomed Al Mezan’s speaker and thanked the Center for its efforts to enhance human rights culture.
This workshop constitutes one component of the “Enhancing Legal Aid for Victims of Human Rights Violations in the Gaza Strip” project, implemented by Al Mezan with support from the United Nations Development Program - Program of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP, Rule of Law Program).
Yahya Muhareb, project lawyer, opened the workshop by welcoming the participants.
He expressed his hope that the workshop would enhance the participants’ knowledge of children’s rights under Palestinian and international law.
He highlighted Al Mezan’s role in following the human rights situation in Gaza and children’s rights in particular.
The participants were introduced to Palestinian Children’s Rights Law No.
7 of 2004; Palestinian Labor Law No.
7 of 2000; Juvenile Criminal Law No.
2 of 1937; and the Palestinian Basic Law as amended in 2005.
The workshop lasted for about two hours.