Strasbourg Workshop

Since 2018, PLDH has organised the Strasbourg Workshop on request. These are training days on the European system for protecting human rights. These workshops are intended for professionals who wish to deepen their theoretical and practical knowledge of the European system for the protection of rights.

The actual content and sequence of the days are based on the requests of the involved public. Registration fees vary according to the duration of the workshop and the number of participants.

Within this framework, visits to European institutions can be organised.

Participants receive a certificate of participation.

A specific example

In particular, with the Arab Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Education, the PLDH co-organises the Strasbourg Workshop on regional systems of human rights protection.

This training is intended for lawyers, students, judges, members of NGOs and national human rights commissions in Arab countries. Its aim is to enable members and staff of the national human rights commissions set up in many countries on the basis of the 1993 Paris Principles to receive serious and comprehensive training in order to be able to carry out the tasks entrusted to them.

This training is essential since human rights are universal and can only be understood in relation to the universal human rights mechanism and other regional protection mechanisms. In this respect, the example of the European Convention on Human Rights and the development of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights is an indispensable element of comparison for the evolution of human rights and mentalities within Arab countries.

The workshop is held in Strasbourg in early September. Courses and lectures are given in English, Arabic or French with simultaneous interpretation.

The programme firstly includes a study of regional systems of human rights protection and especially of the European system. The Workshop also covers the Arab Charter on Human Rights, the status of the Arab Court of Human Rights, and the efforts of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation to ensure the protection and promotion of human rights.

It also deals with thematic topics (freedom of expression, minorities, civil society and the role of national human rights commissions in promoting and protecting human rights, etc.) in order to enable participants to engage in dialogue and discussion with human rights specialists and to provide an opportunity for reflection.

update: September 2020