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Training session for the benefit of Mauritanian National Human Rights Commission staff

Mr. Mounir Bensalah, Secretary General of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) of Morocco and the Secretary General of the Mauritanian National Human Rights Commission, launched a training session for the benefit of the staff of the Mauritanian NHRI on Monday 1 November 2021, at the CNDH headquarters in Rabat, Morocco.

This training session was part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the CNDH and Mauritanian National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) on 12 January 2021. It took place from 1 to 5 November 2021.

In his opening statement, Mr. Bensalah underlined that this training session aims at strengthening capacities and sharing experiences related to the protection and promotion of human rights.

He also highlighted the importance of exchanging information on both institutions’ good practices, developing ways of work, enhancing bilateral dialogue and participation in regional and international activities.

The CNDH Secretary General reiterated the wiliness and readiness of the CNDH to cooperate with the Mauritanian NHRI for the interests of both countries’ human rights issues.

The program of this training session included a visit to the CNDH departments to share their working tools and exchange experiences and best practices in the field of human rights protection.

Mauritanian staff met with directors and staff of CNDH departments, particularly Monitoring and Protection, Cooperation and International Relations, Communication and Organization and Computing.

The staff of the National Human Rights Commission in Mauritania also visited the CNDH Regional Commission in the Fes-Meknes Region to learn about the regional CNDH mechanisms.  Within this context, the program of this visit focused on the protection of human rights at the regional level, particularly on ways of receiving and handling complaints at the regional level and Coordination methods between the CNDH and CRDHs.

This training session was the applied part that fulfilled the theoretical training sessions that were organized online on 5 and 6 July 2021.

Ms. Amina Bouayach, CNDH Chairperson, and Mr. Ahmed Salem Ould Bouhbeni, Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania launched these training sessions.