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JTI, FHRI and Freedom House Conduct Human Rights Training For Magistrates In Kasese

Participants at the human rights training for judicial officers at Sandton Hotel, Kasese district on 21-22 September 2017. Participants at the human rights training for judicial officers at Sandton Hotel, Kasese district on 21-22 September 2017.

Judicial Training Institute (JTI) in partnership with Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) and Freedom House (FH)) conducted a two day human rights training for judicial officers at Sandton Hotel, Kasese. This activity was conducted on September 21-22, 2017. The training was attended by 9 judicial officers (1 female and 8 male) from Kabarole, Kasese, Fortportal, Ntoroko, Bushenyi, Kyenjonjo and Bundibugyo. The training included a component on contested human rights issues, domestic relations, trends and impact of judicial independence, gender issues and human rights, gender issues, human rights and refugee law.

 

The resource team comprised reputable experts including, His Worship Phillip Odoki, Deputy Registrar In-charge of Training, JTI; Her Worship Dr. Gladys Nakibuule Kisekka, Deputy Registrar, JTI; Dr. Samuel Barigye, Conflict Prevention and Reconciliation Advisor, USAID SAFE Program; Ms. Sheila Muwanga, Executive Director Programs, FHRI and Dr. Donald Rukare, Chief of Party, Rights and Rule of Law Activity/Freedom House.

This training was aimed at strengthening judicial independence through continuous professional development of judicial officers. The training was timely to tap into the available spaces and equip judicial officers with skills in resolving land disputes emanating from ethnicity, human rights violations and domestic relations in the post conflict situation. FHRI was also conscious of the volatile security in the district given the cross border crimes emerging from the refugee influx hence the timeliness of the training as well.

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