Doha:(Millennium Hotel-2/6/2008): A session for training trainers in the field of promoting Human Rights Awareness jointly organized by NHRC and the Human Rights Information and Training Centre (HRITC) in Yemen opened at the Millennium Hotel yesterday.
Addressing the opening session joint activity. H.E. NHRC secretary general, Dr. Ali Ben Smaikh al-Marry said that the 6-day session main objective is part and parcel of a concerted campaign that aims at promoting Human Rights culture on one hand and at laying solid foundations for fruitful cooperation between the NHRC and the HRITC, on the other.
Having reviewed the history of the movement for promoting human rights starting with the signing of the Magna Carta in 1214 and up to the American Declaration of Independence document signed by American president Thomas Jefferson in 1776, H.E. pointed out that Human Rights culture will remain a basic issue that needs an on-going rejuvenation based on creative thinking geared towards promoting awareness of the subject on all intellectual and cultural group levels in society. This, H.E. added is detrimental to success in combating the dangers inherent in Human Rights violations.
For his part, Mr. Izzedin Al-Asbahi, HRITC director stressed the significance such sessions for trainers describing them as an activity that would ensure the continuity of the campaign to promote Human Rights awareness.
Addressing the participants in the session, Mr. Al-Asbahi urged each trainer to define a clear cut objective to himself in this regard and to work restlessly to see that objective achieved. He described the participants as pioneers on whose shoulders rest the responsibility of setting the pace for generations of trainers to come.
Mr. al-Asbahi then explained that the session activities will fall in two parts: reviewing human rights principles and the implementation of those principles.
He finally expressed thanks appreciation and admiration to NHRC for their efforts to promote and spread Human Rights.