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To enhance the application of Human Rights texts and considerations in legal practice

Brief Background

Application of Human Rights had been a major problem to many practicing lawyers who had not been drilled on Human Rights many years back when Human Rights had not yet been inculcated in school curriculum. In a bid to contribute in curbing this problem, CAJAD, with support of PCPA, built their capacity to enhance their knowledge and skills on the application of Human Rights in legal practice, so as to foster the respect of Human Rights in the formal justice system.

Activities undertaken

Following this, CAJAD in 2008 organised a workshop on the theme Application of Human Rights in Legal Practice in Limbe to enhance the knowledge of 30 lawyers in Fako Division (South West Region) on the subject. They were familiarised with key Human rights texts such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; International Convention on the Rights of the Child; UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural rights. They were equally sensitized on national and international procedures and avenues to report Human Rights abuses.

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