UNDP Introduces Training on International Human Rights standards to Prisons Administration in Darfur

Aug 28, 2017

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Between July and August 2017, UNDP have organized a 3 three-day workshop on International Human Rights Standards and prisons in Khartoum, Nyala and El Fasher in Darfur.

The workshops were focused on introducing the international human rights standards related to prisons and the national legal framework pertaining to the legal aid.

A total of 100 middle and high ranking law enforcement officials from the Prisons Administration have participated in these workshops.

Fatima Ahmed a sergeant in Nyala prison have also attended the workshop where she explained “ the training was an excellent opportunity for us  who work in prisons in Darfur. However, I feel that  we need to expand these type of trainings and for a long period (not one or two weeks).  I further suggest  that you  increase the number of  events in order to guarantee that the majority of the prisons’ officers have the chance to learn more about the international Human Rights Standards as well as the legal aid so they can apply them in their practice. ”

Ahmed Jibreel a Lt. General working in El-Fasher prison stated that “This workshop is a very interesting opportunity for me to know more about the international human rights standards related to prisons and this is the first time that I heard about Mandela rules for the treatment of prisoners.” “We have participated to some other workshops since our graduation, but we found this training more specific in terms of practical aspects that we can use and apply in our daily work. The workshop was the only possibility for us to know more about the project related to legal aid and we need to have more targeted training on this issue“.

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