Assessing Human Rights Training for East Africa

RWI advisors are currently undertaking a human rights training needs assessment with prisons and probation services in the East Africa Community (EAC) member states of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.  The assessment, which is organised by the Institute’s office in Nairobi in cooperation with the EAC Department of Peace and Security, aims to evaluate current…

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First of a Kind Training for Kenyan Prison Staff

The RWI office in Nairobi was invited last week by the Commandant (Director) of the Prison Staff Training College (PSTC) in Kenya to, for the first time, train prison staff instructors on the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. Nine highly experienced Human Rights Officers from different prisons in the country delivered…

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New Steps Taken in Swedish-Kenyan Cooperation Programme

The fifth Steering Committee Meeting on Swedish-Kenyan Cooperation Programmes on strengthening Correctional Services was held recently in Lund. The Committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the development co-operation programmes in the area of correctional services reforms in Kenya. RWI’s Kenya Programme has focused on human rights in correctional services in Kenya since 2012 through…

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When Judges, Companies and Human Rights Actors Learn Together

A six-month regional course on human rights and environment recently began in South Asia. The 2018 course – Blended Learning Course on Human Rights, Gender Equality and Environment/Climate Change in the Framework of the SDGs in South Asia – brings  together 25 representatives of NHRIs, courts and corporations from Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan,…

Holding Western Countries Accountable for Human Rights Violations

Mark Gibney, an RWI Affiliated Professor, recently published his work titled Extraordinary Rendition: Addressing the Challenges of Accountability. The book is co-edited by Didier Bigo, Professor of International Relations at Sciences Po-Paris, and Elspeth Guild, Professor of European migration law at the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. The work examines the response of American and European…