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Success Stories
Wednesday, 23 June 2010 10:21

 

 

In this section human rights defenders present their success stories and testimonies about the impact of the trainings provided by ISHR. Attending our trainings makes a difference to human rights defenders by teaching them to understand and properly use the UN and regional human rights systems. Participants share stories of how the trainings influenced their work and how they are using their knowledge to resolve human rights issues worldwide. Also, numerous achievements of our participants are celebrated in this section in hopes that this progress was partly influenced by ISHR training courses.

 

The videos describe how ISHR works to promote capacity-building for human rights defenders and how human rights defenders can benefit from participating in training courses organised by ISHR.

Tamara Muhammad, Senior Legal Counsel at Jamaicans for Justice

 

 

Tamara Muhammad works as Senior Legal Counsel at Jamaicans for Justice in Kingston, Jamaica. The organisation has a broad mandate within the human rights field, but of key concern for Tamara and her coworkers is the practice of extrajudicial killing by police officers.

 

Wanting to know more about how NGOs can engage constructively with the UN system, Tamara applied to the Advanced Geneva Training Course (AGTC) held in March 2011. Working in a country that is so isolated from the international diplomacy ‘bubbles’ in New York and Geneva, she says the training was a great opportunity for her to achieve a broader comprehension of the UN system.

 

'It was interesting how the training was delivered. Above all it was user-friendly; we were given access to online resources that allowed us to interact with the schedule and some of the ideas prior to arriving in Geneva’.

 

Tamara says getting the chance to meet like-minded human rights advocates provided a morale boost, as working in a region where human rights are considered alien or simply undervalued can lead to a sense of frustration: 'you can sometimes start to think that you are a little crazy (for believing in human rights)'.

 

At the same time that Tamara was receiving her training at the AGTC, the adoption of Jamaica’s report by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group was underway at the  Human Rights Council (the Council). This meant she was able to attend high-level meetings with representatives from permanent missions based in Geneva prior to the adoption of Jamaica’s report. These meetings were highly relevant to her ongoing advocacy project, which seeks to ensure the Government of Jamaica’s accountability to the UPR process by advocating for the implementation of recommendations adopted under the UPR.

 

During the AGTC, participants are encouraged to develop an Action Plan. This often takes the form of a detailed advocacy project ready for implementation upon the return of the participant to their country of origin.

 

Tamara decided that one way to ensure that the recommendations under the UPR were implemented would be to raise the most pertinent issues highlighted during the UPR as suggested recommendations to the UN Human Rights Committee (the Committee). Jamaica reported to the Committee under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in October 2011, almost a year after the UPR report was formally adopted. The Committee’s concluding observations reiterated the concerns of civil society that little had been done by the State to implement the UPR recommendations.

 

‘Many of the recommendations made by the Committee were a direct result of our pointed NGO engagement and our on-going advocacy’, she says. ‘Evidently, the concluding observations will now be an invaluable resource in our lobbying efforts to ensure the implementation of the UPR recommendations in accordance with international legal obligations’.

 

'ISHR has been a real resource for us (...) I think that’s because the course allows you to be here (in Geneva), and to attend the Council sessions'.

 

Tamara says the training course ‘helped to humanise the UN system’ and has provided her organisation with a network of contacts that will allow Jamaicans for Justice to be more effective in its future advocacy efforts.

 

'My advice to future participants would be to make sure that you do your reading before you travel to Geneva so that you can really make the most of being there (...) your civil society handbook; that is your bible'.

 

 


 

Phelisa Nkomo, Advocacy Manager for Black Sash, Cape Town

Phelisa is the Advocacy Manager at Black Sash in Cape Town. Established in 1955, the organisation specialises in social and economic rights with a particular emphasis on the monitoring of development programmes to ensure they conform with international human rights standards.

 

‘Before the training I did not know how the whole UN framework linked together. I was unaware that there is the possibility to take forward individual complaints for example, and I thought the UN as a whole was completely removed from the concerns of citizens.  The course successfully combined a strong theoretical component with practical elements which helped to render the UN more accessible to me and my organisation'.

 

Phelisa praised the ISHR training course for giving her a solid foundation in the workings of the treaty bodies and the role of civil society participation.  ‘The practical component was excellent as it provided examples of a whole array of different approaches to advocacy.  We gained an understanding of the sensitivities of discussion within a multilateral forum, including how to get our voice across to ambassadors while remaining diplomatic'.

 

She says the elements of the training that were of particular relevance to Black Sash were the components on special procedures and treaty bodies as the organisation is currently campaigning for the ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in South Africa.

 


Deirdre Duffy, Research and Policy Officer at Irish Council for Civil Liberties in Dublin, Ireland

Deirdre is the Research and Policy Officer at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties in Dublin. It is an organisation devoted to overseeing the implementation of international and regional human rights standards in Irish law and policy.  Deirdre thoroughly enjoyed the training course on treaty monitoring bodies and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), held in May 2010, in which she participated.  She says ‘I wanted to attend this course because, in 2011, Ireland was before the UN Committee against Torture and was also being reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council under the UPR. As an organisation, we thought it was very important that a member of staff receive specialist training on the UPR, given that it was our first time engaging with the process.’

 

Deirdre found the style of the programme well suited to those who were approaching the UN human rights system for the first time as well as those with previous experience; ‘The trainers brought us through every aspect of the TMB and UPR processes from beginning to end, and, very importantly we got to see both those mechanisms in practice. That type of experience is invaluable to help you to prepare for going before a treaty monitoring body, or working on the UPR.’

 

She says her experience was extremely positive as an opportunity for networking with other NGOs, and also as a forum in which to brainstorm a new initiative. Throughout the training session, Deirdre was developing a project plan to lead a coalition of Irish NGOs to work on the UPR. On her return to Ireland, she was able to send this plan to potential funders.

 

‘We have since implemented this project plan through bringing together seventeen Irish NGOs, trade unions, and civil society organisations under the banner “Your Rights. Right Now,”’ she says. ‘This campaign has had a great impact so far in  raising the profile of human rights across Ireland.’

 

On 21 March 2011, the coalition submitted their stakeholder report to the UN and they are now moving into a lobbying phase.  Deirdre adds ‘We will attend the hearing in October this year, and following on from that the coalition is very intent on following up on any recommendations that are made to Ireland under the UPR process.‘

 

'The course has definitely helped me to interact with the international human rights mechanisms in a more confident manner.’

 


Michael Paller, Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB) - Advanced Geneva Training Course, March 2009

michael_pallerMichael found learning about the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) most useful, as it has since played a major role in his work. ‘During the course I submitted an action project that aimed to raise awareness about the UPR with local community based organisations from Burma. Building on the action project I drafted a proposal and secured funding to host several consultation meetings on the UPR process with Thailand-, India-, and Bangladesh-Burma border groups. As a result of the consultations the "Burma Forum on UPR" was established. The Forum is comprised of 14 organisations from Burma and also consists of ten regional and international partners.’

 

The group then went on to submit a report to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the Burma Forum has held both a closed door diplomatic meeting to introduce concerns to 20 diplomats in Bangkok and a separate meeting with the US Ambassador in Geneva. The group’s advocacy messages have been translated into several languages.

 

Regarding his experience in Geneva, Michael said he found it beneficial to learn about other country contexts and how local NGOs in other regions address the challenges they face. He also plans to continue using the various UN mechanisms he learnt about on the course:

 

‘HREIB is in the process of coordinating and leading a network that will submit an alternative report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child. An HREIB representative will travel to Geneva for the Pre-Session Working Group meeting and present the key findings and recommendations from the Shadow Report.’

 

 


 

Mary Mutupa, African Women Millenium Initiative in Zambia - Advanced Geneva Training Course, March 2009

mary_mutupaMary Mutupa works for the African Women Millennium Initiative in Zambia (AWOMIZ). She says the desire to learn more about the UPR was what motivated her to sign up to the ISHR course.

 

After completing the training, ‘I convinced my organisation to change its direction of work areas on human rights to also focus on engagement in reporting and advocacy or lobbying on international human rights instruments’. In addition, Mary has published a handbook on the UPR and has trained more than 25 civil society organisations in the 7 countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region on how to use UN human rights mechanisms and the UPR.

 

‘[I really enjoyed] the theory but also the practical aspect of attending the Human Rights Council sessions and participation in the side events […]. I also enjoyed developing my action project and having to present it to a panel who gave feedback.’

 

Mary says she now feels confident to use the UN human rights system within the context of her work. ‘In 2010 I coordinated the mobilisation of civil society organisations during the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women. In 2009, my organisation, in collaboration with another organisation, submitted an NGO follow-up report to the Human Rights Committee. We are currently engaged in monitoring the implantation of the UPR Recommendation for 2008 and preparing our engagement in the next cycle of the UPR.’

 

 


Stephen Gitahi Gituku, Protection International - Geneva Training Course on the UPR and Treaty Bodies, May 2010

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Stephen Gitahi Githuku is a human rights defender working with Protection International as a Protection Desk Officer. He was a participant in ISHR’s May 2010 training session on the universal periodic review (UPR) and the treaty bodies. At the time of the training, Stephen was working for Protection Desk Uganda, but he has since relocated to Protection Desk Kenya where he is continuing his human rights activism.

 

Stephen has been using the knowledge gained in the training course to ensure a wider awareness and knowledge about the UPR and the treaty bodies system among human rights defenders in Kenya. He particularly focuses on the benefits of involvement with the UN mechanisms.

 

He comments:

“After the training at ISHR, I participated with other human rights defenders to ensure that the implementation of the recommendations that Kenya accepted are known to local human rights defenders. In addition to this I wished to create further awareness about the recommendations that touched on the security of human rights defenders in Kenya.“

 

To achieve this, Protection Desk Kenya conducts an average of two trainings a month, organised for human rights defenders on a national level, on risk assessment and security management. These sessions include the UN mechanisms, recommendations, and a follow-up on local implementation. The training is concerned with the context in which the human rights defenders work. It also ensures human rights defenders are aware of the potential processes that can be used to ensure the issues they face are included in future alternative reports.

 

Stephen comments on the usefulness of ISHR’s training:

“The training was interactive and practical on how to gain entry and understanding of the process of submission to the UPR and the process following implementation.”

 

Stephen found it helpful to share experiences with defenders from countries that have already been examined by the UPR working group, as well as those that have yet to go through the process. He says ISHR has helped to create a network of understanding of the challenges faced by human rights defenders and the best practices to overcome them.

 

When interacting with human rights defenders prior to training, they expressed a feeling of alienation towards the UN mechanisms. Stephen said that after training and sharing websites and other resources, many started to identify methods of participation with the mechanisms.

 

Stephen met with Kenyan the state delegation, including the Attorney General office and the Ministry of Justice to look at common working ground on implementations of the guidelines. In the course of creating a safer environment for human rights defenders, he met with the EU mission and delegation to discuss matters concerning human rights defenders.

 


Barbara Kussbach, Austrian League of Human Rights - Geneva Training Course on the UPR and Treaty Bodies, May 2010

Image of Barbara KussbachBarbara Kussbach is a human rights consultant for a variety of Austrian human rights organisations, including the Austrian League of Human Rights.

 

Barbara comments on her experience with the UPR and Treaty Bodies Geneva Training Course:

"I liked the whole training and I learned a lot from every session. The different aspects of the training fitted together well, providing a full picture of different human rights activities. I particularly enjoyed the sessions with UN experts and delegates. It was very useful to learn from their work and experience. I also liked the sessions organised by former training participants, they were interactive and encouraged the sharing of recent experiences of members of the group. I would strongly recommend the training course to other human rights activists. Getting to know the UN system from the inside has helped me and my organisation."

 

There were a variety of elements in the training which Barbara found particularly important. These included the need for building a good NGO coalition and having a strategy for the UPR activities, how to lobby on national and international level for UPR, recognition that financing and the involvement of media are crucial for successful UPR lobbying, and how to structure and write a good NGO report.

 

Since completing the training Barbara says she feels more able to engage with the UN's human rights mechanisms. She has submitted numerous NGO reports about the UPR and is leading UPR lobbying activities within her NGO coalition in Austria, which consists of more than 270 NGOs. Barbara also took part in consultations with the government and her organisation provided workshops for journalists on the UPR.

 


Levi Mvula, Program Manager at the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation, Malawi - Geneva Training Course on the UPR and Treaty Bodies, May 2010

leviLevi Mvula met with ISHR staff six months after completing his training course, to hear about his experience with the UPR and how the ISHR training course has helped him to be actively involved in the UPR process of Malawi.

 

'The workshop was an excellent learning experience, and I came out a better human rights activist ready to engage with the UN human rights mechanisms. Now I am in the process of exploring opportunities for the implementation of my Action Project,' says Levi.

 

Since returning to Malawi after the training, Mr Mvula has been actively involved in preparation for his country's UPR, including lobbying for the submission of a national report from the Government of Malawi. He wishes to increase awareness of the benefits of the review amongst the relevant government departments and other organisations.

 

'I was surprised to find many government officials did not have knowledge about the UPR mechanism,' he says. While the commonwealth provides training on the mechanism for government officials, these sessions are often poorly attended or are attended by junior officials without sufficient experience or decision making power. Mr Mvula's experience reinforces the importance of the role of NGO's in raising awareness of the value of these mechanisms.

 

With the help of funding, Levi hopes the follow up on UPR recommendations will be able to address a number of human rights issues in Malawi. He says these include issues of torture in places of detention and overcrowding in prisons, the freedom of the press and expression, issues of sexual orientation. Additionally, there are important issues to be addressed concerning women and children. These include the maternal mortality rate, the primary education system and a review of the compliance of the government with the court,' he says.

 

Levi Mvula intends to concentrate on informing media to ensure a more accurate portrayal of human rights as part of the UPR. In Malawi, issues related to sexual orientation have previously received negative media attention, partly because of a lack of clear, coherent information and evidence being made available to journalists.

 

Mr Mvula, together with the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation, will seek increased funding in order to continue advocating for higher quality engagement in Malawi with the UPR process. He hopes that lobbying the Government between November 2010 and June 2011 will help to shape the consequent recommendations. Additionally the organisation intends to assess areas of agreement with the Human Rights Commission, and to work with them in order to achieve an impact in progress in these areas.

 


Joel Simpson (Guyana), Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) - Geneva Training Course on the UPR and Treaty Bodies 2010

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“The ISHR course on the UPR and TMB provides practical training for human rights activists to enable us to engage with the UN system and utilise mechanisms for protecting and addressing human rights issues on the ground. In countries particularly where the local human rights framework is weak, this invaluable knowledge and training can make the world of difference between unrestrained abuses and access to some form of redress - akin to justice. The best part about this course is actually being able to witness the UPR and TMB sessions. There is nothing written in a book or taught in a classroom that can even begin to match this practical learning.

 

My experiences attending the ISHR course have emboldened my capacities to engage the UN system and enhance my skills in this area. Particularly as an activist from the Global South - where opportunities for training in human rights are rare and scarce, I am forever thankful to ISHR for filling a major void in international human rights work - developing the capacities of defenders on the ground to utilise the UN human rights system”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


John Oziegbe (Nigeria), Partnership for Justice - Advanced Geneva Training Course 2008

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“I would like to tell people who are thinking of applying to the course: You will not regret it. It is going to help you in your advocacy work, no doubt!

 

Some of the courses I found the most interesting were: UN Treaty bodies, Transitional justice and The Universal Periodic Review mechanism. I took special interest in the UPR knowing that Nigeria was coming up for review at the Human Rights Council in February 2009. I saw a window of opportunity to engage that process both at the national level and at the Human Rights Council. The weekend outing was the climax of the training programme. It gave us the opportunity to have a taste of the fresh wine and see the beautiful places at the outskirt of Geneva.

 

I used knowledge and experience gained during the ISHR training course for my organisation, Partnership for Justice (PJ), in the following ways:

- Organized a round table on UPR which was specifically for the media and some NGOs in Nigeria

- Put pressure on the government to organize nationwide consultations through petitions sent to the appropriate government agencies or authorities and the media

- Facilitated a meeting for a well-known donor in Nigeria on using international human rights instruments (OSIWA).

 

- PJ is taking record of Nigeria’s commitment and statements at the Human Rights Council and other international mechanisms. Our focus is to hold government accountable at national level on those commitments or statements.”

 


Tex Hector (Fiji) - Advanced Geneva Training Course 2009

“I am sincerely grateful for being selected and sponsored by ISHR. The training was empowering and has taught me a lot about the realities and the workings of the UN human rights system. Given Fiji’s situation at present the training could not have come at a better time. Everyday in human rights makes a difference in me but you’ve helped me reach out even further in making a difference in the lives of others.

 

I believe that one of the reasons for our living is to live for each other. You have strengthened that belief and it feels like an organisation like ISHR is there looking out for us. I sense that there is someone there to help out when the battle seems too uphill and dark. They talk about human rights defenders, but not much about ‘defenders of human rights defenders’ and that is all of you at ISHR. In simple you are our unseen angels and heroes at heart.

 

May our unyielding commitment, passion and love for humanity continue to guide us with our work in keeping the spirit, the hope of human rights alive.”

 


Nan Su (China), The Rights Practice - Advanced Geneva Training Course 2009

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“I have taken the Advanced Geneva Training Course on International Human Righs Law and Advocacy in March, 2009. I feel that this course is very useful and eye-opening. The course is quite intensive, mainly focused on UPR procedure and NGO’s involvement, especially how NGOs and human rights defenders can use Human Rights Council as a forum and get access and participation in UN human rights mechanism.

 

At the end of October 2009, the organization, The Rights Practice, I’ve been working for and Public Interest Development and Law Institute (of Wu Han University) co-organized a two-day conference to introduce international human rights mechanism, especially the UPR. We got sponsored by Foreign & Commonwealth Office and successfully invited around 30 people including Chinese civil society organization leaders, international human rights law scholars and British NGO activists to get there. Through peer learning among Chinese and British NGOs the conference has enhanced the capacity of Chinese civil society to hold Chinese government to account for its commitments arising out of the UPR process.

 

I believe that this conference has had immediate impact through informing Chinese NGO people of the knowledge of international mechanism to protect human rights, and we have raised awareness of the UPR mechanism overall and helped NGO people in China explore the possibility of holding the State accountable to the process by working together.

 

I also learnt by being in Geneva in person with other NGO people dedicated to promote human rights from all over the world that this career has never been easy. It is always full of challenges and sometimes we have to accept sacrifice. So we have to be patient and dedicated and try our best to learn from each other as well as encourage each other as much as possible on how to handle the difficulties we could meet.

 

I have recommended this course to my colleague at Wu Han University. I think it is very useful for Chinese people who are working in this area to have better knowledge about international mechanism and it is a good opportunity for them to meet people working in the same domain from other countries. By sharing the common challenges, we can get not only more knowledge, but also more confidence and faith in our work.”

 


Sergey Verenin (Uzbekistan), Attorney-at-Law - Advanced Geneva Training Course 2009

“I would like to thank you very much for your kind attention, very competent and friendly advice, and unforgettable time that I enjoyed during the Advanced Training Course in Geneva.

 

The training was very professional, competent, well organized and very useful for the further development of my activities in Uzbekistan. Special gratitude to the training team. I would like to thank everybody who took part in preparation and organization of the Course.”

 


Samuel Mohochi (Kenya), IMLU - Geneva Training Course on the Treaty Bodies 2008

Kenyan human rights defender Samuel Mohochi was shortlisted for Front Line Award 2009

Image of Samuel Mohochi“Today we are honouring four brave human rights defenders who have shown exceptional courage in the face of threats intimidation and the constant risk of assassination. Every day they put their lives on the line in defence of rights that we take for granted” said Mary Lawlor Executive Director of Front Line.

 

“In a country like Kenya in which there is total impunity for attacks by the security forces, Samuel Mohochi's has been a brave voice speaking out to challenge those who think that torture can be used to protect their political and economic interests”, said Ms Lawlor.

 

The annual Front Line Award was established in 2004 to honour the work of an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the protection of Human Rights in the face of considerable personal risk.

 

In March of 2009, Samuel was appointed to the General Assembly of the World Organisation against Torture/OMCT.

 

 


Nidoh Soro (Ivory Coast), AUHA - Geneva Training Course on the UPR and Treaty Bodies 2010

“Thank you once more for supporting me along the process of your Geneva training course. You are doing a great job at ISHR and your course has been very relevant and useful for me. It has been an eye opening course which elicited in me great change, a transformation that will without doubt shape my career forever as a human rights defenders. My attending the geneva training course on treaty monitoring bodies and UPR thanks to the support of your institution will remain fresh forever in my mind. so I would like to pay tribute to you and your institution , ISHR for the outstanding job you are doing to build up human rights defenders capacities to serve the whole purpose of humanity. By your work, your are fostering the conviction of human rights defenders that they are persuing a noble cause and that they must not give up on that vision.”

 


Parviz Isgandarov (Azerbaijan), PRAXIS - Geneva Training Course on the Treaty Bodies 2007

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“I have participated in many trainings on human rights. But at those courses I never met with any information concerning the UN treaty bodies and complaint procedures mechanisms. It is known that UN treaties have a great role in Human Rights protection. So in order to get knowledge on UN protection mechanisms I applied to participate in the courses organized by ISHR.

 

At the conclusion of the program, I had a broad knowledge and competencies in the procedures of treaty monitoring bodies, producing effective submissions to these bodies, and developing strategic advocacy for the implementation of TMB recommendations at the national level.

 

After the training I returned to my organization and talked to them about the trainings, and I started to implement my action project. I conducted trainings for the members of our organization and for other NGO members, I explained to them the role of UN Treaty Bodies and trained them in alternative reporting.

 

After successful completion of my action project I saw that there is still a great need to organize capacity-building training for local NGOs on Alternative reporting and UN TMB. I established the team of NGOs on Alternative Reporting and at the end of 2008 we drafted a proposal and sent it to OHCHR for funding and we got the funding.

 

It’s about two years that I’m implementing projects on capacity building of local NGOs on Alternative Reporting and UN TMB. My first project was my action project which I prepared during ISHR courses and it was very successful and gave me opportunities to see the real situation of knowledge of local NGOs on UN TMB. After that, I received funding from OHCHR Office for my second project on capacity building of local NGOs on Alternative Reporting. This project was very successful as well.

 

Now I am preparing a new enhanced project on Capacity Building of local NGOs on Alternative Reporting and preparation of Shadow report to UN Committees. In 2009 our organization is preparing the Report on Update on the implementation of the Recommendations made by the UN Secretary-General’s Representatives on Internally Displaced Persons Following his visit Azerbaijan 2-6 April 2007. As well we are contributed to the IDMC submissions to CEDAW and CCPR review of Azerbaijan in 2009 year.”

 


Confort Kabissa (Togo), Dapaong - Advanced Geneva Training Course 2010

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“Je voudrais vous dire que les mots me manquent pour vous dire mes émotions. J’ai réalisé en surplus mon rêve. En effet, je rêvais un jour travailler dans le Système des Nations Unies, ne serait-ce que pour un petit temps. J’ai réalisé ce rêve en travaillant avec le HCDH-Togo dans un de leurs bureaux régionaux créés au Togo pour l’observation des droits de l’homme avant, pendant et après les élections présidentielles de 2010 au Togo. Le surplus c’est d’aller à Genève pour renforcer mes capacités dans le domaine des droits de l’homme, ce que je n’avais jamais rêvé.

 

Je ne parlerai pas de Genève comme beauté, mais Genève qui m’a fait grandir avec ce cours du SIDH. Vous ne pouvez pas savoir la considération que j’ai au Togo en ce moment avec les acquis de votre cours. On peut compter ces formés togolais au SIDH au bout des doigts. Je pourrai désormais postuler à des postes de haut niveau. Je pourrai être plus utile au niveau national. Je pourrai travailler ardemment pour la participation de la socitété civile togolaise à l’EPU en 2011 sur le Togo.

 

Le SIDH et son staff sont des références pour moi dans ma vie. J’ai fouillé le dictionnaire français pour chercher un mot plus fort que MERCI ; mais je n’en ai pas trouvé. Je ne sais pas si vous pourrez peser mon MERCI pour qu’il ait le poids que je lui donne ! Dites à tout le SIDH, du Directeur au plus petit poste, que je vous dis MERCI. Le SIDH m’a fait grandir. Vous serez tous bénis au nom de Jésus.

J’espère que j’aurai la chance de venir pour l’EPU en 2011 et vous revoir ! Alors je me mets au boulot pour mettre mon Projet d’Action plus prenable avec l’aide de mon tuteur [membre du staff du SIDH].”

 

 


Honoré Banyene (Congo), ASPD - Advanced Geneva Training Course in French 2008

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“Dans le cadre de mettre en application les cours de Genève sur les mécanismes des droits de l'homme du système des Nations Unies, l'ASPD avec l'ONG Internationale Franciscans International ont soumis conjointement un rapport sur la République Démocratique du Congo qui sera examinée vers le mois de décembre 2009.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Maître Kadidia Sangaré (Mali) - Advanced Geneva Training Course in French 2008

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"Ce message est pour t'informer que j'ai été élue le 1er avril 2010 comme Président de la Commission Nationale des Droits de l'Homme du Mali. Le renforcement de capacités que j'ai reçu lors de la formation du Service International m'aidera beaucoup à accomplir ma mission.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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