November 20, 2019
The NHRC concluded at its headquarters the educational lectures targeting 73 new legal researchers at the Ministry of Justice in the framework of the joint cooperation between the Committee and the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Ministry, during the period from 17 November to 20 November 2019. The schedule was based on four lectures presented by the experts of the National Human Rights Committee to four different groups of legal researchers. The first lecture dealt with human rights: origin, development, sources and standards. The second lecture reviewed Contractual and non-contractual mechanisms of protecting international human rights. The third lecture dealt with a definition of IHL, its mechanisms, sources and challenges, and another definition of customary IHL. The fourth lecture dealt with the mechanisms of national protection of human rights.
In the same context, the experts of the NHRC provided a comprehensive introduction about the National Human Rights Committee, its mission, legal nature, main objectives, and terms of reference. The experts of the Committee also provided a detailed explanation of the national mechanisms for the protection and promotion of human rights and their division into governmental mechanisms such as the judiciary, parliament and diplomatic protection abroad for citizens, non-governmental mechanisms such as civil society and other institutions and mechanisms of national human rights institutions that have a special legal nature. The mechanism of Parliament and a course in the protection of human rights were explained in both legislative and supervisory aspects. The lecture dealt with the term and definition of human rights and the factors behind the emergence of the concept of human rights and the reasons for universal interest, characteristics and divisions, as well as explaining the fundamental freedoms and the concept of the International Bill of Human Rights and the main human rights treaties.