2018

  • Workshop on the Human Rights Education in the Moroccan Universities, organized with the Moroccan Inter-Ministerial Delegation for Human Rights.
  • Training Session, reporting to the UN Committee Against Torture, co organized with the Algerian National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) (Tlemcen – Algeria)
  • Women Human Rights Protection Mechanisms and the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, co organized with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and Free Sight Association. (Al Hammamat – Tunisia)
  • Lecture on Sudan and the Human Rights Protection Mechanisms; Co-organized with the Faculty of Law, Al-Neelain University (Khartoum, Sudan).
  • Regional training courses focused on the international Human Rights Protection Mechanisms for Human Rights Defenders from the MENA region.
  • National Consultation’s on Child marriage with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, co- organized with the Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering (RDFL).
  • Conference on the Internal Security Forces (ISF) efforts in the protection of Human Rights: “Together towards a Safer Society” under the patronage of the Major General Imad Osman.

2017

  • Workshop on the Human Rights Education in the Moroccan Universities, organized with the Moroccan Inter-Ministerial Delegation for Human Rights.
  • The Ambassadors of Humanitarian Action, co organized with the foundation Sheikh Thani Ibn Abdullah for Humanitarian Services (Raf)
    • A programme with the aim of supporting efforts to build and improve the capacity of the human rights and humanitarian movement in Qatar by empowering Qatari activists with the skills and knowledge of the UN agencies and international organizations.
  • A preparatory workshop was held for training courses on human rights, for the Internal Security Forces (ISF), co organized with LOUDER, funded by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
  • Regional training courses on the international human rights Protection mechanisms, held in Switzerland, for Human Rights Defenders from the MENA region, co organized with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Geneva office and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
  • Orientation Programme for Iraqi NGOs, organized with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights OHCHR and UNAMI Human Rights Office.

2016

  • Promoting CEDAW and UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in MENA+ Countries.
  • Establishing a Human Rights Partnership, focused on International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms, with CNDH Morocco
  • Building and strengthening the capacities of national human rights institutions in Morocco.
  • Held a training course on the role of the United NationsCommittee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in cooperation with the Jordanian High Council for Disabilities (HCD).
  • Organised a workshop in order to promote Human Rights Education in Lebanese Universities, co organized with the Lebanese Organization for Unity AND Defending Equal Rights (LOUDER) and the Palestinian Human Rights Foundation (SHAHED)

2015

  • Realising Human Rights in the Arab Region through annual training course for human rights defenders from the MENA+ region.
  • Training course on Human Rights for Kuwaiti judges and public prosecutors; co-organized with the regional office of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Kuwait Institute for Judicial and legal Studies (KIJLS).
  • In partnership with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), GIHR organized a training course on the Human Rights Concept and Mechanisms for the staff members of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and
  • Humanitarian Action in Mauritania.
  • Training course on the role of NGOs in regards to UN human rights mechanisms; provided to the staff members of the newly established NGO in Geneva – “Centre for Justice and Human Rights’ ‘.
  • Promoting and Realising Human Rights in Libya through: Training course on Human rights concept and mechanisms for members of the House of representatives in Libya and Advanced Training for members of the House of Representatives and Diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Libya on the Role of the Human Rights Council in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Human Rights Partnership with CNDH Morocco. In addition, building and strengthening national Human Rights institutions in Morocco through training on Human Rights Protection Mechanisms for Members and Staff Members of the National Human Rights Council and Civil Society in Morocco.
  • Side event on “Women in situation of Armed Conflict in the Arab region” co-organized with the Arab Institute for Human Rights and The Democratic Forum for women in transitional societies.

2014

  • Training Course on the role of the Committee of the Rights of the Child (CRC); in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
  • Promoting and Realising Human Rights in Libya :
    • Training Course on the international Human Rights Protection Mechanisms for Libyan NGOs and staff members of the NHRI
  • Training Course on the Human Rights Concept and Mechanisms for Kuwaiti Diplomat working in the Kuwaiti embassies in Asia Continent.
  • Promoting and Realizing Human Rights in Sudan :
    • Training Course on the Human Rights Concept for Sudanese Lawyers and in cooperation with the Sudanese Bar Association.
  • Training Course on the Universal Periodic Review ( UPR) for NGOs from Lebanon and Palestine based in Lebanon; in cooperation with the regional office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
  • Building and strengthening National Human Rights Institutions in Morocco :
    • Training Course on Monitoring and Documenting the Human Rights in cooperation with the three Regional National Human Rights Institutions in Morocco.
    • Training Course on the International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms and the International Humanitarian Law with the Faculty of Law – University of Marrakech.

2013

  • Provided training Course on the Transitional Justice for members of the Sudanese Political Parties.
  • Realising Human Rights in Oman: Building and Strengthening Capacity of the staff members of the National Human Rights Institution.
  • Human Rights Workshops in Gaza, in cooperation with the House of Wisdom Institute for Governance and Conflict Resolution.
  • Promoting and Realising Human Rights in Libya, providing training on human Rights Protection Mechanisms for Libyan NGOs (TOT).
  • Seminar on the Relation between the International Humanitarian Law and the International Human Rights Law.
  • Regional Consultation with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its causes and consequences in the MENA region.
  • Symposium on Press and Publications Law of Sudan; “the Press Law in the Balance”
  • Realising Human Rights in Sudan: Building and Strengthening Capacity of the members of the National Commission for Human Rights by;
    • Providing training on Human Rights Protection Mechanisms for Sudanese Journalists In Collaboration with the National Commission for Human Rights.
    • Training Of Trainers (TOT) for Sudanese Police Officers in cooperation with the Sudanese Ministry of Interior.
  • Regional Consultation with the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice in the MENA region.

2012

  • Workshop on Algeria and the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
  • Regional Project: Training on International Protection Mechanisms on Women’s Rights.
  • Realising Human Rights in various MENA+ countries through building and strengthening institutional capacity of NGOS and national institutions.
    • Libya: Training Course on Election Observation in Libya in collaboration with the Bar Association in Tripoli.
    • Algeria: Training Course on the Role of the Human Rights Committee; Algiers.
    • Yemen: Training course on the International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms to human rights defenders from Yemen; co organized with the Office of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Aden.
    • Oman: Building and Strengthening the capacity of staff members of the National Human Rights Institutions.
    • Morocco: Building and Strengthening Capacity of the staff members of the National Council for Human Rights.
  • Training course on International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms for Kuwaiti Diplomats (Dubai, UAE).
  • Roundtable discussion on Egypt and the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in collaboration with National Council of Human Rights, Cairo.
  • Moroccan Universities and Human Rights : Training Course on Media and the International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms in collaboration with the Faculty of Law in Qadi Ayad University; Marrakech – Morocco.

2011

  • Advanced Training course on the Human Rights Standards with the Syrian Police Force, in collaboration with the Syrian Ministry of Interior, Damascus.
  • Conducted 8 Regional Human Rights Training Courses on the International Protection Mechanisms in Geneva for human rights defenders from the MENA region.
  • Moroccan Universities and Human Rights: Study tour on the role of the International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms.
  • Seminar “Towards a reform of the Arab system of human rights”, co-organized with the Arab League (AL) and the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR), Cairo.
  • Round Table on the follow up of the UPR Recommendations to Lebanon.
  • Role of Law and training Course on the International Human Rights Protection
  • Mechanisms for Moroccan Judges; co-organized with Morocco with the Ministry of Justice.
  • Seminar on “Media and human rights in Sudan”, co organized with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Sudan.
  • Study tour on the role of the International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms for Moroccan Professors.
  • National Consultation on teaching human rights in Jordanian universities.
  • Training Course on the UPR Mechanism and on reporting to the UPR second cycle; co organized with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for the Tunisian NGOs Tunis, and the Tunisian Ministry of Justice for members of the Government.
  • National Consultation on teaching human rights in Moroccan universities.
  • Produced two short films on the status of Human Rights in the Middle East: “Suspended” & “Out of the Alphabet” Damascus – Syria.

2010

  • Held 6 Regional Training courses in Geneva on the United Nations International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms for human rights defenders from the MENA region.
  • Training on The Human Rights Standards with the Jordanian Public Security, in collaboration with the Jordanian Public Security,
  • Women’s Rights Protection Mechanisms training with the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs.
  • The Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Training in the role of Media and the protection of persons with disabilities; co organized with the Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities (HCAPD).
  • Police, Civil society and Human Rights Standards: Training course on the Human Rights Standards with the Syrian Police Force, in collaboration with the Syrian Ministry of Interior, (Damascus, Syria) and Advance training course on Civil Society and Human Rights Standards, in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Egypt office.
  • Training course on “Reporting to the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies”, co-organized with the Oman Institute of Diplomacy.

2009

  • Provided training on human rights standards for the first time for Al Jazeera network staff members, including producers, broadcasters and other program staff.
  • Conducted training on “The International Protection Mechanisms on the Rights of the Child” with the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs.
  • Training on Human Rights Standards for the Sudanese Police Force, in collaboration with the Sudanese Ministry of Interior.
  • Geneva Study Tour co-organized with Freedom House for human rights defenders from the Arab region on the International Human Rights Mechanisms.
  • Training of Trainers for the Syrian Police Force, co-organized with the Syrian Ministry of Interior and the support of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
  • Conducted 7 Regional Training Courses in Geneva on the role of the United Nations Working Group of the Human Rights Council on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for human rights defenders from the MENA region.
  • Realising and promoting human rights in Sudan through:
    • Training focused on the role of the Human Rights Council, with the Sudanese Bar Association.
    • Training on the Human Rights Standards with the Sudanese Police Force, in collaboration with the Sudanese Ministry of Interior.
  • Training on the International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms with the Moroccan Ministry of Justice.

2008

  • International Organisations Programme for Students from the North Africa and the Middle East Region.
  • A special training course on “The role of the regional and international human rights mechanisms” was held for the staff members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) supported by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva (OHCHR).
  • Eight pivotal Human Rights Training Courses with the Syrian Police Force were conducted. A total of 192 police officers have been trained on International Human Rights Principles.
  • Realising Human Rights in Sudan through: A Symposium on the International Criminal Court and the Sudanese President, in Sudan for 500 participants and a special training course on the role of the United Nations Human Rights Council for 24 lawyers, from Sudan and all members of the Sudanese Bar Union.
  • GIHR Conducted a Seminar on Women’s & Girls’ Rights in Islam in collaboration with the Institute of Public Law, University of Berne on the International day of Activism on Violence against Women 25th November.
  • 6 Training Courses in Geneva on the Role of the United Nations Human Rights Council, and Human Rights Standards and Mechanisms for Human rights defenders from the MENA region.

2007

  • Syrian Police and Human Rights: The Institute organised three intensive training sessions for Syrian Police Forces on the International Standards of Human Rights.
  • Two training courses focused on International Human Rights Mechanisms were conducted for 21 members of Civil Society Organisations and 60 members of the Umma Party, in cooperation with the Community Studies Center and the National Umma Party.
  • 3 Regional Training Courses on the role of the United Nations Human Rights Protection Mechanisms in Geneva – Switzerland for Human rights defenders from the MENA region.

2006

  • 2 Regional Training Courses on the role of the United Nations Treaty Monitoring Bodies in Geneva for Human rights defenders from the MENA region.
  • Training Course on Human Rights and Women’s Protection in Yemen organized with Yemeni Women Union (YWU) and Oxfam Yemen.
  • Workshop on the United Nations Reform. Commission on Human Rights organized with the Arab Penal Reform Organization (APRO). [Cairo – Egypt.]
  • Training course for the secretariats of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and Islamic Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) on the International and Regional Human Rights System, organized with the support of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). (Geneva – Switzerland).
  • Training Course for members of the Government of Iraq on the International and Regional Human Rights System, organized with the support of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

2005

  • Realizing Human Rights in Sudan
    • The First National Symposium on the United Nation International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, co-organized with the Civic Aid International Organization (CAIO).
    • Roundtable Discussion on broader issues of transitional justice in Sudan, organized by the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). New York – USA
    • Training Course on the International Human Rights Law and the International Humanitarian Law, co- organized with the Legal and Human Rights Department in the Umma Party (UP), Omdurman – Sudan
  • The First National Symposium on Child Protection From All Forms of Violence. Under the theme of: ‘Safe Childhood for a Better Future’ (Sudan).
  • Regional Training Course on Human Rights for 40 Arab Police Officers from 16 Arab Countries. Co-organized with the Dubai Police and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
  • Training Course on the Role of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) for 10 Arab child rights defenders. (Geneva – Switzerland)
  • TV Interview on the Situation of Women Migrant Domestic Workers in the Arab region (Beirut – Lebanon).

2004

  • Realizing Human Rights in Sudan: Lecture on the Human Rights Situation in Sudan and the Role of the Civil Society after the Peace Agreement. UNDP, Khartoum,
  • Workshop on the International Criminal Court (ICC), co – organized with the Sudanese Bar Association and the International Coalition for the International Criminal Court (ICICC).
  • Human Rights Seminar on the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), co-organized with the Sudanese Advisory Council for Human Rights and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Sudan.
  • Training Course on International Human Rights Law for 12 Libyan Diplomat, with the support of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
  • Violence against Women in Africa: First regional consultation with the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on Violence against Women and the Special Rapporteur of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on Rights of Women.
  • Human Rights in Qatar: Training Course on the International Human Rights Law, for Human Rights Activist from Qatar, co-organized with the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR) and the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC).
  • Strengthening of International Law in Jordan: GIHR conducted a Lecture on the International Human Rights Protection System, during the Upgrading of the Judicial System in Jordan.
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