Strengthening the independence of National Human Rights council in Libya
Tripoli, Libya, March 24, 2014: The United Nations Development Programme in Libya organized a seminar on “Strengthening the Independence of Libya’s Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights”. the seminar which is opened today is organized in cooperation with the National Council for Liberty and Human Rights in Libya and partnership with UN Support Mission in Libya. The official opening of the two days seminar started on March 24 and will continue till 25th of March 2014.
The second day of the workshop focuses on experience sharing from countries within the region and other National Human Rights Institutions from Morocco, Egypt and South Africa amongst other regional countries. It is expected that the seminar will increase knowledge and coherence on Paris Principles and the future of the national council for liberty human rights of Libya.
During the opening ceremony, UNDP Deputy Country Director (DCD) and Officer in charge Mr Amin El-Sharkawi said that human rights is one of the important pillars of the United Nations and its promotion enhances the freedom, dignity of humans as it is also the centre for any human development. When we talk about human rights “it is about inclusiveness and participatory of citizens in decisions which affects their rights in life”, said the CD, ai.