Geneva Seminar for Lawyers on International Human rights Law in the Criminal Justice Process

The ICJ will hold a five-day seminar in Geneva for lawyers from Central Asian countries on International Human Rights Law in the Criminal Justice Process. 

The training seminar, from 5 – 9 November, will cover international human rights law related to fair trial, the right to liberty, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life; as well as UN human rights mechanisms.  The training will involve ICJ Commissioners and legal advisers, as well as other experts.  Participants will meet with members of Committee against Torture, and with representatives of other treaty bodies and UN Special Procedures.   The participants will also attend a session of the Committee Against Torture, to observe the reporting process.

The seminar aims to build a strong connection between national lawyers in Central Asian countries and the international human rights system. It will provide a forum for detailed and practical discussion on international human rights law and its application in practice in national systems, drawing on the experiences of experts on international jurisprudence, standards and mechanisms, to ensure more effective application of these standards in Central Asian countries.

Agenda-CISTraining-2012-eng (download the agenda in English)

Agenda-CISTraining-2012-rus (download the agenda in Russian)