HRITC to organize 4th course for police officers in Human Rights [Archives:2003/665/Local News]

September 4 2003

Taiz, 2 September – Starting 13 September, the Human Rights Information and Training Center (HRITC) is to organize the fourth training course on Human Rights for police officers. The course, which will take place in Taiz is planned to include 40 police officers from Sana'a, Taiz, Aden, Ibb, Lahj, Abyan, Dhamar and Hodeidah.
The focus of the course is on defendants' rights during their stay in custody or during temporary arresting period. The course will also concentrate on the importance of reporting to judicial authorities about documentation and proof used for or against suspects. The trainees will be given an insight about international regulations relating to human rights during custody.
A number of elite trainers will be participating in the event including Dr. Ali Al-Sharafi Dean of the Supreme Institute of Police Officers and Mr. Abdullah Khalil, legal consultant of the regional UN judiciary reform program.
Mr. Izzeddin Al-Asbahi, Head of HRITC said that this course “comes as part of the awareness campaign launched for police officers. It also comes after distinguished experiences were attained in this field in training courses involving all segments of the society, who are active and directly related to human rights. Those segments include police forces.”
He expressed his appreciation of the positive attitude and cooperation of police forces and participants in previous courses.