Responsible member: International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)
ILAC and IBAHRI worked to improve the Tunisian judicial and legal professionals’ knowledge and application of economic, social and cultural rights. Together with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), IBAHRI conducts training of trainers workshops for Tunisian judges, practicing lawyers and female human rights activists.
The workshops covered areas such as the right to equality and non-discrimination as well as the need to strengthen the role of judges in promoting and protecting human rights.
Participants of the workshop will in turn lead peer-to-peer trainings with the support of IBAHRI and the OHCHR. The training materials include a toolkit on how to claim economic, social and cultural rights before courts, developed by both organisations.
This project worked to strengthen the ability of the Tunisian judges to adjudicate violations of economic, social and cultural rights in line with international human rights law standards. Additionally, it aimed to increase the capacity of Tunisian lawyers and human rights activists to understand and apply international human rights standards pertaining to economic, social and cultural rights.
Coordination: this project is part of ILAC three-year long MENA regional programme – closed.
Responsible organisations: IBAHRI and OHCHR
Funding: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and OHCHR in Tunisia
- Tunisian administrative and judicial judges
- Tunisian Judicial Training Institute
- The Centre for Judicial & Legal Studies (Ministry of Justice)
- Tunisian Lawyers’ Training Institute