BEIRUT: Without having knowledge of human rights, building a just and functional society proves impossible. For that reason, the key to bettering social systems is to learn about human rights and, most importantly, to apply them.
In an action to reaffirm the principles of the Declaration of Human Rights, JCI, a nonprofit organization arranged a workshop titled "The Evolution of Human Rights," at Berytech premises.
The workshop covered philosophical, theological and legal developments of the principles, and was given by George Ghali, Executive Director at ALEF, a human rights watchdog organization. He introduced participants to the international architecture and history of human rights, as well as the values and pillars of human rights including provision, protection, participation, and remedy.
Along with providing the participants with an understanding of how human rights are relevant to local issues, Ghali briefly introduced the attendees to the national and provincial legislation that exists to support human rights.
JCI Beirut President for 2019, Hussein Kassab, told Annahar that the organization hosted this training as part of its philosophy to allow the youth to share their talents with the organization and celebrate fresh ideas and new perspectives.
Having managed different projects on promoting protection mechanisms against arbitrary detention, the prevention of torture, the abolition of the death penalty, the Syrian Refugee Monitoring Unit (SRMU) and several other actions, such as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Ghali ended the training with a reflection on tools for everyday justice and dignity.
The workshop also addressed how crucial it is for various actors within society, educational institutions, the media, families, local communities, civil society institutions, including non-governmental organizations, human rights defenders and the private sector, to promote and provide human rights education.
JHC has a long history of developing and delivering education and training to help organizations or individuals embrace human rights and fight discrimination.
The organization has curricular wealth and competencies that help tailor training to a group’s specific needs, as well as provide consulting support to meet goals.
George Ghali thoroughly explaining the branches of Human Rights (Annahar Photo)
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