the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women
Adaleh center for human rights studies organized in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation a seminar on the Shadow Report prepared by civil society institutions on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women on Thursday 29 March, 2012 at Regency Hotel _Amman at 12:00 pm.
At present, Adaleh center is a member in a civil society coalition which has contributed in the preparation of the shadow report submitted to the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women.
The seminar aimed at shedding light on the efforts of civil society institutions in the field of the enhancement of human rights and Jordan fulfillment to the contractual obligations, and targeted a number of parliamentarians, civil society institutions and lawyers. Her Excellency Amneh Al-Zu'obi, a member of the Senate and head of Women Union examined the report.
Advocating the implementation of Convention against Torture before Jordanian courts
Under the frame of the activities of "Lawyers network for justice and human rights " arranged by Adaleh center for human rights , a roundtable was held in Al-Karak city at the Castle restaurant on Saturday 31 March , 2012 titled as " Advocating the implementation of Convention against Torture before Jordanian courts ". The roundtable targeted basically the lawyers and aimed for building their capacities in combating torture and any other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment. A number of lawyers in south provinces took part in the roundtable.
Building a regional dialogue on the rights of migrant workers
Adaleh center for human rights completed the activities of the regional workshop organized by Adaleh center in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation under the name of "Building a regional dialogue on the rights of migrant workers " held on 15-18 March ,2012 in Marriott hotel _Dead Seawith the participation of representatives of NGOs working in this field from Jordan , Lebanon , Kuwait , Qatar , Bahrain and Emirate and representatives of CARAM network on migrant workers and domestic workers among exporting and recipient states . The goal of this gathering is to exchange experiences in the domain of bolstering polices , rules and all procedures aiming for enhancing the frames of regional and national protection to protect the rights of migrant workers particularly women migrant worker .
International mechanisms of human rights
Adaleh center for human rights in partnership with the Swizz Agency for Development and Cooperation organize a four _day training course entitled "International mechanisms of human rights" in the period 19-22/2/2012 in Regency hotel _Amman. The launching of the training course is held under the auspices of his Excellency Dr.Malek Al-Twal, Secretary General of the Ministry of Political Development and Parliamentary Affairs. Dr.Malek Al-Twal along with Mr. Yourg Zomestian, Country Assistant Director of the Swizz Agency for Development and Cooperation and lawyer Asem Rababa'a, executive president of Adaleh center for human rights inaugurated the events of the training course. The course which comes as a continuation for the activities of the project " Promotion of the international mechanisms for the protection of the rights of migrant workers " targets civil society institutions representatives and staff of human rights directorates in the relevant ministries .Further , qualified and experienced trainers in the field of human rights contributed in the training such as lawyer Taleb Al-Saqqaf , Dr.Mohammad Al-Mousa , lawyer Mohammad Al-Naser , lawyer Mohammmad Ya'aqoub and lawyer Asem Rababa'a . The training program encompasses specialized topics such as the international conventions of human rights, universal and regional treaty mechanisms of human rights and reports writing of Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Committee on the Rights of Child, Committee against Torture, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Committee on Migrant Workers and Committee on the Social, Economic and Cultural Rightsin the light of guidelines.
Youth for Democracy
Adaleh center has concluded the second part of the TOT course on " The role of youth in promoting democracy and human rights " in the period 16-18/2/2011 which is part of the activities of the project " Youth for Democracy" funded by the embassy of Netherlands and in cooperation with youth centers ,local society organizations and young people from different regions of Jordan .The second part of the workshop has focused on the essence and methods of training and comprised several sessions on the concept and importance of training , methods of training , how to plan and prepare a training session and the techniques of presentation . The training sessions were managed by the lawyer and trainer Mr.Mohammad Al-Naser .
The right to a fair trial
Under the auspices of His Excellency Major General Yousef Al-Faouri , the military judge and director of Military Judiciary Directorate , Adaleh center for human rights carried out in partnership with the Military Judiciary Directorate a training course on "The right to a fair trial" in the period4-7/2/2012 .The course aims at building the capacities of judges and prosecutors in the Military Judiciary Directorate , the General Intelligence Departmentand public security in the use of mechanisms and international conventions of human rights on the local and international levels and the international and nationalguaranteesof a fair trialin addition topromoting their participationthroughactive contribution incompensatingvictims ofhuman rights violations.
Enhancing the protecting Mechanisms of the Migrant workers rights
Adaleh center for Human Rights Studies organized in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation a training course entitled "The enhancement of the Rights of Migrant Workers" in the period 15-18/1/2012 _ Regency Hotel in Amman as part of the activities of the project " Migrant Workers – Catalysts for Promoting Human Rights International standards in Jordan. "The training course targeted judges and public security officers, lawyers and representatives of civil society organizations and human rights departments in the concerning ministries and aimed to promote the international principles and applications at the national level, particularly pertaining to the rights of migrant workers by building the capacity of the target group. a group of experts in the field of human rights and international conventions and migrant workers participated in the training course who addressed a number of themes relevant to human rights, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Also , some sessions encompassed the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and children in addition to the conventions of the ILO “International Labor Organization” and the role of the judiciary in protecting the rights of migrant workers and the reality of violations of the domestic workers.
Building the capacity ofthe national teamto combat Torture
The national teamto combat Tortureheld atraining course on "Building the capacities ofthe national teamto combat Torture"during the period19-21/1/2012in the Dead Sea. the participants were introduced to the basic conceptsandpublic principlesfor monitoring trialswere presentedin addition reports ofthe monitoring team were displayed to come up with a detailed form concerning trials monitoring and to set the overall objective and the future vision of the national team , not only that but also to develop a strategic plan for the team work for the year of 2011_2012 . It is worthy to say that the national team to combat torture operates under the legal umbrella of Adaleh center for human rights studies and is considered an essential tool for the center through executing all activities pertaining to combating torture .Further , the teamcheck on Jordan international obligations toward the prohibition oftortureand otherill-treatmentorcruel, inhuman or degrading treatmentandthe international standardsof fair trials in addition to receiving complaints of torture and ill treatment and providing legal assistance for the victims .Moreover, the national team seeks to monitor trials and detention places . The team encompasses a selected and professional group of lawyers, forensic doctors, psychologists, and some faculty members inJordanian universities
Activating Human Rights Environment in Jordan
The project’s aim is to activate and enhance the human rights’ environment in Jordan, by working with different groups in the country related to the human rights field; from Governmental bodies,Civil Society Institutions (CSI), and Media. In order to improve and promote the public policy in the field of human rights, and foster the reionship between government and CSI, the project’s duration will be for 24 months. The project’s target groups are: Civil Society Representatives, Human Rights directorate in the relevant ministries, National institutions and councils. This project is funded by the European Union in Jordan and IREX.
Building a Movement to protect the Rights of Migrant Workers
The project’s aim is to protect the rights of Migrant Workers in Jordan, using new and modified laws along with the existing laws and regulations that govern the labor market. The project will work towards building and expanding the capacities of civil society groups who are concerned with the implementation of these laws. Furthermore, the project will be an arena for an open and a fruitful discussion with the different stakeholders concerning the problems of the recruitment process of the migrant workers and their working conditions. Moreover an awareness campaign will be launched with using different types of publications about the rights of migrant workers, and particularly female domestic workers. The project’s duration is set to be 24 months and its target groups are: Recruitments Agencies Owners, CSI, PSD Officers and Officials, Ministry Of Labor Officials, QIZ factory Owners, Parliamentarian, Media Personnel, Trade Unions, Migrant Workers Representatives, International Organizations (ILO, UNIFEM, etc). The project funded by European Union in Jordan and IREX.
Enhance the protection of Domestic and Migrant Workers Rights
This Project aims at enhancing the protecting the rights of Migrant Workers, using new and modified laws, in addition to existing regulations and instructions that organize the labor market as a tool to advocate for more rights for the migrant workers. In addition, an open and a fruitful discussion is to be held with different stakeholders highlighting the problems that encounter the recruitment process of the migrant workers and their working conditions.The target group of this project is: Migrant and Female Domestic Workers. The project’s duration is 11 months, and it is funded by catholic Relief Services.