05.03.08

Seychelles starts training to inform public on rights

Posted in Business and Economy, International Organisations, Seychelles government at 8:54 am by Robert Klien

Seychelles has launches a programme that is aimed at training people as regards their human rights and civil liberties.

On April 28, 2008, a 2-week workshop opened at the Police Academy. It is the 1st activities in a series under the human rights project launched to improve the skills of both governmental and non-governmental staff in this area.

The project was launched by Patrick Pillay, Minister for Foreign Affairs. Mr Pillay noted the launch of the project comes in a year when the world is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the theme of which is Dignity and justice for all.

The whole project will last for 2 years. It is co-funded by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme and based on an agreement signed that was signed by Seychelles in July 2006.

The project is expected to increase awareness of the great importance of human rights issues among the public.  It is also hoped to strengthen respecting and adopting human rights practices by police and prison officers, while informing the judiciary, media and civil public on these issues.

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