PRI’s Middle East and North Africa Office (PRI MENA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Emirates Human Rights Association (EHRA).
The MOU supports the efforts of the EHRA to raise capacity building of the organisation’s members to achieve its vision and goals of promoting the principles of human rights, particularly in the area of justice and the rule of law. The EHRA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and the European Union. One of the major areas of cooperation mentioned in the MOU is coordination of specialised courses for penitentiary institutions on the Nelson Mandela Rules (the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners) and the Bangkok Rules (the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial measures for Women Offenders).
The MOU was signed on May 24 2017 by Taghreed Jaber, Regional Director for PRI MENA, and Mohammed Salem Al Kaabi, Chairman of EHRA’s Board of Directors, during a workshop on access to justice for children at the Juvenile Care Center in Abu Dhabi.
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