Centre for Human Rights and UNESCO presents training for judges in Africa
Posted on October 30, 2017
The Centre for Human Rights in collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) held a three-day judicial training for judges from across Africa. The training which focused on freedom of expression, access to information and the safety of journalists took place from 23 to 25 October.
In attendance were senior judges from Cameroon, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Mauritania, Mozambique, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. There was also a judge from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community of Court of Justice.
Over the three days, participants exchanged ideas and participated in frank discussions facilitated by experts from the Centre for Human Rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights as well as other media freedom experts.
This judicial training is a prelude to the forthcoming Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the same subject matter. The MOOC which commences on 13 November will run for 5 weeks, and is also being hosted by the Centre for Human Rights in collaboration with UNESCO.
- Author Centre for Human Rights