Friday, 07 December 2018 17:48

Human Rights Training in Four Districts

Advanced Training programmes for District Human Rights First Aid Centres were held in Matara, Trincomalee, Hambantota and Moneragala under NPC’s project, Accountability Through Community Engagement and Initiatives for Transition (ACE-IT), in collaboration with its partner, Right to Life Human Rights Centre.

Participants were taught about human rights, fundamental rights, the Constitution and police duties. There was a practical session to explain criminal cases and civil cases as well as details about Transitional Justice, the Right to Information Act and the Office on Missing Persons. So far nine Advanced Trainings have been completed.

The ACE–IT project has three objectives: to mobilise civil society to utilise available mechanisms, new and existing, to hold the state accountable and vindicate the victim rights; to have orient targeted state institutions and actors in ethos for change; and to advocate for continued state action on accountability. The project is being implemented in 11 districts across the country.