Within the framework of the South Programme IV, the Council of Europe and its European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP), in partnership with the Higher Institute of the Judiciary (Institut Supérieur de la Magistrature) and the National Anti-Trafficking Commission, organised a workshop aiming at raising awareness on combatting trafficking in human beings on October 27 in Rabat.
The objective of the event is to reinforce the capacities of assistant judges in combatting trafficking in human beings, and to officially certify those who have followed the dedicated HELP course.
This workshop was an opportunity to present the national and international legal framework for combating trafficking in human beings, and in particular the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, as well as the Compendium Combating trafficking in human beings: compilation of legal summaries and decisions of the European court of human rights (French-Arabic only). A session was also dedicated to present the contextualised HELP courses, newly available in Morocco.
The opening session was ensured by the presence of Mr. Abdelhanine Touzani, Acting Director General of the Higher Institute of the Judiciary, Mr. Hicham Mellati, Director of Criminal Affairs and Pardons, and Ms. Eva Pastrana, Head of the HELP Programme, with the participation of national experts specialised in the fight against trafficking.
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Photo gallery of the event
Testemonials from M. Abdelhnine Touzani, Acting Director General of the Higher Institute of the Judiciary and M. Souhail El Bani, Assistant judge.
The South Programme IV is a joint programme of the Council of Europe and the European Union, financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.