Participants Graduate in the Raoul Wallenberg Institute / CALR Human Rights Professional Training Program

The collaboration between the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and the Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR), on Friday saw the first group of participants graduating in the Professional Human Rights Training. The Professional Human Rights training progamme which ran from October 2016 – June 2017 forms part of the Human Rights Development and Capacity Building Project being led by the RWI. Representatives from academia, independent research centres, civil society, government and independent commissions formed part of the participants for the training program.

The Professional Human Rights Training Programme aims to bring together representatives from different institutions to a unique experience where they discuss and share experiences on key human rights issues and how to apply human rights standards in practice. The programe also seeks to contribute to participating institutions being better equipped to contribute to reforms and related initiatives for the promotion and protection of human rights.

Speaking on the sidelines of the graduation ceremony, Nyasha Chishakwe, the CALR Executive Director underlined the significance of the programme in promoting interaction on human rights issues between different individuals and institutions.

Mikael Johansson, from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute congratulated the participants who successfully completed the training programme. He further encouraged the participants to continue to share experiences and build collaborations for human rights protection beyond the training program.