Judges Training on International Human Rights Conventions

The Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace has organized, along with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Institute of Judicial Studies, a 2-days workshop on “The Application of International Conventions for Protecting Human Rights in front of National Courts”.

Around 30 Judges had participated at 5th and 6th of November 2015 in the conference room of the Institute of Judicial studies, attending multiple sessions concerning the International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms and participating to the debate lunched on the matter.

An inauguration session was held on the first day giving the three institutions the chance to explain the purpose of such an initiative, in participation with the President of the Supreme Council of Judges Judge Jean Fahed, President of the Institute of Judicial Studies Judge Nada Dakroub, and Dr. Antoine Messarra on behalf of the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace.

The training workshop had included many discussions sessions and round tables on international human rights conventions and other human rights mechanisms, such as:
1- Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
2- Convention of Children Rights and the concerning Lebanese law no. 422/2002.
3- The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). With a Comparative analysis with the Lebanese law (Law No. 293/2014: The law for the protection of Women and family members from domestic violence).
4- The Protection of the rights of persons deprived of their liberty: Standard minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners.
5- Procedure of Complains in front of international Human Rights Bodies.
6- International human rights conventions, protocols, and the reservations of Lebanon on its articles.
7- And other topics.

Also the President of the Lebanese Constitutional Council Dr. Issam Sleiman had participated in a key lecture at the first day of the training titled: "The Reference of International Conventions in the Constitutional Council decisions".