Human rights in the administration of justice
Following the recommendations of the 2009 seminar on the implementation of the national anti-torture law, the APT, jointly with the Ministry of Justice and in collaboration with the ACAT - Madagascar, organised a training seminar addressing the issue of 'Human Rights in the Administration of Justice: Prohibition and Prevention of Torture' on the 24-26 May 2011.
|Date:||24 - 26 May 2011|
Ministry of Justice
Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature et des Greffes (ENMG), Antananarivo?
ACAT - Madagascar
Following the recommendations of the 2009 seminar on the implementation of the national anti-torture law, the APT, jointly with the Ministry of Justice and in collaboration with ACAT - Madagascar, is conducting a series of training seminars addressing the issue of 'Human Rights in the Administration of Justice: Prohibition and Prevention of Torture'.
Two seminars previously took place in June and October 2010, with this third seminar held on 24-26 May 2011. About 40 law practitioners have been trained, including judges, prosecutors, lawyers, police officers and gendarmes. The seminar focused on the UNCAT and the national anti-torture law which was adopted on 25 June 2008 in order to familiarize these key actors with the instruments and to facilitate their use and implementation. The session was facilitated by the Legal Adviser to the International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda, Mr. Koffi Afande and the APT Africa Programme Officer, Jean Baptiste Niyizurugero. The training focused on the provisions of the UNCAT, including:
During the session, the APT officially presented the module on the prohibition and prevention of torture which has been elaborated in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice. The module is designed to be incorporated in the curricula of the main training institutions for law enforcement officials as well as to be used during seminars and other pedagogical activities.
Additionally, a group of potential trainers were identified during the three day session. They will be responsible for the dissemination of the content of the training and for the sensibilisation of the population to the issue of torture. They will also contribute to the delivery of the module, playing the role of experts during seminars and other continuous training that may be organized by the Ministry of Justice or national training institutions.
As follow up steps, the APT will: