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Participants in the fourth training workshop go through practical exercise on the issue of involving children in armed conflict

Participants in the fourth training workshop go through practical exercise on the issue of involving children in armed conflict
  • Participants in the fourth training workshop go through practical exercise on the issue of involving children in armed conflict
  • Mr. William Warda, the project manager, recognize the participants impressions of the knowledge received during the preceding days.
  • Dr. Mohammad Turki Al-Obaidi discusses the universal periodic review, timing, contents, and international sites that can be used
  • Mrs. Pascale Warda presented a briefing on the importance of accurate diagnoses dealt with human rights and conformity with international obligations
  • The project manager sheds light on contractual agreements, non-contractual mechanisms and goals of the Universal Periodic Review


Participants engaged in a practical exercise during the third day of the fourth training workshop on November 31, 2020.


The practical exercise was on the recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child to involve children in armed conflict and the great risks threatening them as a result of this participation affecting their rights. participants were divided into two groups to discuss the results.

The fourth workshop held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice to train activists from non-governmental organizations the mechanism of writing shadow reports, processes of preparation, evaluation and discussion. The workshop came after three workshops allocated to government officials from the Ministry of Justice and other ministries, council of Ministers, the Supreme Judicial Council and National Security.


Mr. William Warda, the project director inaugurated, the four workshops asking the participants to share their impressions of what they gained from the lectures and discussions that took place during the past two days.

Participants made very important positive comments, after which Dr. Mohammad Turki Al-Obaidi, Director of Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Justice, gave a lecture referring to the link of the international Website of the Human Rights Office of the United Nations Human Rights Council, through which all issues related to the review of Comprehensive periodic progress could be identified as well as any other important information for activists to recognize the mechanisms for women site information and link to another site relating to the timing of submitting reports and mechanisms for inferring the link for submitting complaints.

Dr. Al-Obaidi touched upon two reports, the first, the national report, and the second prepared by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, including information received from stakeholders from national and international civil society organizations and what the Commission collected from reports of other UN mechanisms.

Dr. Al-Obaidi presented an extensive presentation of the civil society function in following up the voluntary duties in monitoring violations against children and problems faced, the attitude on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Dr. Al-Obaidi presented many types of reports, stressing on the shadow reports to include recommendations with questions to be asked to the government.

Mr. William Warda, presented a lecture upon the nine conventions of human rights, eight of which ratified by Iraq, except for the Convention on the Rights of Migrant workers, then focused on the comprehensive periodic review to measure the commitment of 192 countries to human rights and the goal of the review.

Mrs. Pascale Warda gave a briefing on definitions and information to be accurate diagnostic and to move away from generalizations during applying the extent of Iraq's implementation of international obligations.

Mr. Haider Faisal Al-Qurayshi, member of the Joint Committee at the Ministry of Interior, to Control of the spread of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances as part of his awareness mission in this committee. Al-Qurayshi briefed the risks threatening the Iraqi society due to drug abuse and the spread among juveniles and youth.