GCHR, Street Law talk human rights cooperation

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AMMAN—The Government Coordinator for Human Rights (GCHR), Nazir Awamleh, on Thursday discussed with Chief Program Officer of Street Law, Inc. Jennifer Whatley, the cooperation and coordination mechanism on the implementation of a slew of programs related to the rule of law in Jordan, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

During the meeting, Awamleh noted the "main" objective behind establishing Jordan's human rights office is to enhance related awareness and culture in the public institutions and universities, in a bid to strengthen human rights concepts and enforcement of the rule of law in society.

Referring to the government coordination team, he said its 170 human rights liaison officers represent various ministries and public institutions and network with government departments to implement any recommendations related to this issue.

Meanwhile, he noted the universities' officers coordinate with international organizations concerned with human rights in Jordan.
The officers also perform many roles, including intensifying awareness programs related to laws and legislation, which explain worker rights in Jordan and report any related violations, he noted.

Lauding the legal guide prepared by Street Law during the past two years to train young people and university professors in Jordan, he expressed the GCHR's readiness to launch " real" cooperation and partnership with the organization in the fields of human rights and enforcement of the rule of law.

For her part, Whatley said "Street Law" is a non-profit organisation that provides programs on the importance of promoting law, democracy and human rights worldwide.

The organization, she said, focuses on enhancing young people's awareness of legal aspects and boosting their contribution and participation in society.

Whatley reviewed the organization's legal manual, developed as lessons in cooperation with experts and university professors in Jordan, adding that it was based on the 6th discussion paper of His Majesty King Abdullah II, where more than a thousand young people from youth centers were trained, along with 300 faculty members.

Whatley expressed the organization's readiness to hold a training workshop for the government's human rights liaison officers on the rule of law during the coming period.

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