- The first training workshop on the Advocacy and Capacity- Building Project was ended to support the Iraqi government within the framework of the Iraqi governmental team work to fulfill its obligations on the right of the child.
- Provide summaries of discussions on the required standards and challenges facing the stakeholders during the application of reporting mechanisms and the implementation of practical exercises.
The first training workshop on the Advocacy and Capacity- Building was ended. The project was to support the Iraqi government to fulfill its obligations on the rights of the child and to prepare reports on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (work of the government team).
At the beginning of the session Mr. William Warda, the project manager, in his speech indicate to the work of the day to be of a practical nature in writing reports stressing to the needs to rely on legal constitutional guarantees , policies followed and provisions of the relevant conventions.
In her discussion Mrs. Pascale Warda referred to the problems associated with the implementation of human rights conventions, while Mr. Warda noted to the difference between initial reports, periodic reports and the basic document, stressing that the basic document should refer to the definition of the country, population components, economic and social resources, and the nature of demographic , ethnic and religious distribution of residents, and to ensure that such information not to be repeated in the periodic reports, but can be updated from time to time.
It is to be mentioned that during the previous sessions and in his intensive presentation, Dr. Mohammed Turki Al-Obaidi pointed out on the topics of sectorial committees for writing reports, while Mrs. Warda talked about the mechanisms of collecting information from institutions and classifying in terms of the subject while Mr. William Warda talked about the mechanisms of using time in collecting the needed information, that is setting a time frame for the information.
Among the other mechanisms, the participants conducted practical exercises on how to respond to the observations and comments of the child treaty committees, and on what basic criteria should be relied upon during writing the periodic report to display an integrated and professional image of the Committee's inquiries, to prepare a professional report.
Then an interactive dialogue and a final assessment was done regarding the work and conclusions achieved under the criteria to be adopted, and the obstacles facing authorities for preparing these reports.
At the end of the workshop, Mr. Warda delivered a closing speech, expressing thanks to the Minister of Justice, Judge Salar Abdul Sattar Mohammed for his generous sponsorship of the workshop, also thanked the participants for their commitment to attend discuss and ask questions raised and expressed his thanks and appreciation to Dr. Mohammed Turki Al-Obaidi for his for his contribution to the knowledge in light more aspects required for preparing the report, and also to Mrs. Pascale Warda, for the important briefings on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Human Rights in general, where success lies, where are failures and how to address them.
Mr. Warda the workshop manager announced that Participants will be awarded certificates of appreciation through the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Justice, hoping that the second workshop of this project will start on 8th of November 2020.