- The third training workshop on the project of government capacity- building begin today sponsored by UNICEF
- Focusing on guarantees of the right of the child in Iraqi constitutional system and laws
- Highlighting on the obligations of the convention regarding children with disabilities and comparing with government performance and development opportunities.
The third training workshop on Advocacy and capacity-building project began on Sunday 15 November 2020 to support the Iraqi Government to fulfill obligations on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (work of the governmental team)
The workshop held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice in Baghdad and comes within four workshops, three of which have the same specialization aiming to develop the capabilities of government staff, while the fourth will be devoted to human rights activists representing civil society organizations. All the workshops are sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF, a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide and in cooperation with Hammurabi Human Rights organization and Bawabet Al-Adala Organization.
Mr. William Warda the project manager opened the work of third workshop by a a talk in which he reviewed the work of the second workshop, referring to the mechanisms of discussion in the Human Rights Committee, including the development of the contexts adopted by the State party and the comparison with the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, taking care that all of this is to develop convictions about the importance of human rights because they are the knowledge and faithful balance of rights, adding that the countries that preceded us to respect human rights are not better than us, but they have monitoring perseverance to implement and defend rights. What is required is achieving maturity in application
Mrs. Pascale Warda, Chairwoman of Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, talked about guarantees of children's rights in Iraqi laws because knowledge pave the way with the fact that Iraq enacted the more pioneering humanitarian laws and Hammurabi laws is sufficient for us. Therefore, it is essential to be a pioneer in the application of international laws and to stop at the phenomenon of family violence targeting children, we must deal in decisive response because it kills the aspirations of children and confiscates their basic rights.
The lecture included briefings from the participants on Iraqi laws, Mr. William called on the participants to apply the forms of evaluation and then he talked about guarantees of human rights, foremost which is stated in the constitution as the highest legal system, confirming that the lesson is in applying and not in saving revealing the weakness in the community monitoring system that should be deepened through civil society organizations.
In his lecture Dr. Mohammad Turki Al-Obaidi, Director of Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Justice, talked about the Convention on the Rights of the Child starting from Article 23, referring to the measures that states should make an obligation in this regard in light of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities, including the preparation of relevant shared use buildings compatible with the needs of people with disabilities, and the need for a national plan for implementation.