Sunday March 11th, 2018
The office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in cooperation with National Society for Democracy and Law conducted a workshop, entitled ” The International Conventions” at the headquarter of NSDL in Rafah city.
Mr. Ashraf Thomas, the training officer of the High Commissioner office, ran the meeting concentrating his speech on the 9 International human Rights Conventions and shedding the light on the 7 which the State of Palestine signed in 2014 (Convention Against Torture, Children Right Convention, Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Convention, Anti-discrimination Convention, Convention against all forms of discrimination against women “CEDAW” and the international Covenants). He explained each of them in details. He said that the country which signed these conventions had to do with them; however, Palestine had not worked with them yet.
A group of community based societies workers attended the workshop, and they participated in the discussion objectively and in a constructive way.