Cairo, December 21
Based in Doha, the Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions organized ‘Mohammed Faiq 2’ session on the human rights system and the establishment of national human rights institutions and their roles, in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, which will continue until Dec. 23.
In her opening speech during the training session, HE Chairperson of the Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions Maryam bint Abdullah Al Attiyah said that this session came in the name of Mohammed Faiq, in recognition of his significant role with the heads, trustees and members of Arab human rights institutions in establishing and supporting the Arab Network since its establishment to this day.
HE Al Attiyah called on the participants in the session to commit to their duties towards advocating human rights issues in general, especially the Arab Palestinian cause, and work to support them to end the injustice and racial persecution and violations practiced against them by the Israeli occupation.
Her Excellency emphasized the importance of combating violations and discriminatory and racist ideas, including the enslavement of peoples in all its means.
For his part, the Executive Director of the Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions Sultan bin Hassan Al Jamali said that the aim of the establishment of the annual ‘Mohammed Faiq’ session on human rights is to build and raise the capabilities of new cadres working in the field of human rights, to be a foundational course and an entry point through which trainees can learn about a number of human rights fields and an incentive to develop their capabilities, skills and behaviors.
He noted that the Arab Network works diligently and persistently to build and raise capacities and professional skills, and change behaviors and attitudes in a ways that contributes to strengthening the capabilities of human rights defenders targeted in its programs, in addition to enhancing their capabilities and the capabilities of their affiliates to promote and protect human rights.