International Migration & Human Rights, 18 - 29 September
The 8th Training Session in International Human Rights Law in Senegal, which was attended by over 150 participants, was officially opened this morning by Mr. Diatourou Ndiaye, minister of cabinet of the Prime Minister, accompanied by the organisers of the session and their partners.
This morning, Professor Sébastien Touzé, director of the Institut International des Droits de l'Homme-Fondation René Cassin and member of the United Nations Committee against Torture, exchanged with 30 bar lawyers in Dakar on the International Regime of Protection of Human Rights.
Every evening, the participants are divided into two groups to work on a case study related to migration and international law. By the end of next week, they will present their results by pleading as lawyers or judges.
150 participants of the 8th Training Session in International Human Rights Law gathered around professor Sébastien Touzé.
The cooperation agency in Senegal along with Italian NGOs present their interventions to combat irregular migration. The plan is to ensure people are encouraged to stay home through local development action. If they want to leave, they are encourgaged to follow correct procedures in accordance with the legal framework. This is to be done through sharing information and raising awareness.
Participants, as noted above on the second day, put their work into practice by simulating a case at the African Court of Human and People's Rights.