Human rights: EU programme organises training for Southern Mediterranean countries
June 2, 2016
Around 30 participants from the Southern Mediterranean attended the second module of the Programme for advanced training in the field of human rights (PATHS) organized by the Council of Europe in the framework of the EU-Council of Europe (CoE) joint programme “Towards Strengthened Democratic Governance in the Southern Mediterranean” (South Programme II).
The training, held in Strasbourg from 23 to 26 May 2016, was devoted to the “Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and other international systems for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms”.
Participants, ranging from national experts to lawyers and other human rights professionals, analysed the European Convention on Human Rights’ provisions, the Parties’ obligations and the Convention’s provisions and protocols. They also had the opportunity to debate and exchange on the human rights protection in the international and European legal systems.
The EU-CoE Joint Programme “Towards strengthened democratic governance in the South Mediterranean” – South Programme II, 2015-2017 – funded with a budget of €7.4 million – aims to contribute to the reinforcement of democratic governance in the Southern Mediterranean region by supporting the development of new constitutional and legal frameworks; contributing to the creation and expansion of a common legal space between Europe and the Southern Mediterranean and fostering regional co-operation in the field of human rights, Rule of law and democracy.
Co-operation activities under the South Programme are primarily directed to Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan and open to other countries from the Southern Mediterranean, through regional activities or targeted bilateral activities. (EU Neighbourhood Info)