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Above: Regional Human Rights Summer Course - Beirut Arab University – Human Rights Center, August 2014
Above: Regional Human Rights Summer Course – Beirut Arab University – Human Rights Center, August 2014

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s MENA programme for 2014-2016 aims to strengthen the capacities of key institutions – mainly judicial institutes and potentially faculties of law – to actively integrate international human rights standards in their curricula.

“The hope is that more legal practitioners will have the knowledge and tools to apply and support the use of international human rights standards,” says Carla Boukheir, Head of RWI’s Amman office.

This programme is implemented in coordination with the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) and is financially supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

RWI’s human rights capacity development programmes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region began in 1999. The programmes have included both regional and bilateral cooperation projects.

From 2009 to 2013, RWI worked closely with various partners from both the academic and judicial sectors in the MENA region. This work:

  • created cooperation mechanisms
  • produced human rights material
  • initiated action plans with the partners to move these initiatives forward.

History of the RWI Amman office

RWI established a regional field presence in Amman, Jordan in September 2011 to facilitate the implementation of the Institute’s cooperation regionally in the Middle East and North Africa and the further development of projects in the region.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute was registered as a branch of a foreign society in Jordan in November 2011.

For more information on the Institute’s work in the MENA region, please contact:

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Carla Boukheir

Director of Amman office

+962 65 51 63 64