The British Council, Governance and law

Law and human rights

Summary of recent training activity in the field of media law and human rights


Role of the Judiciary in the Protection of Human Rights Conference
Duration: 1996
Objective: Providing British experience and expertise in Rule of Law through collaboration with the Supreme Constitutional Court.

Promotion of Human Rights
Duration: 1997/8
Objective: Contributing materials to establish core HR libraries.


Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association Study visit to Ghana TCT programme
Duration: 1996
Objective: Illustration how FIDA (Ghana) works with women to promote their rights and status under the law


British Chevening Scholarships programme-Human Rights
Duration: 1997/8
Objective: Protecting Human Rights

British Chevening Scholarships programme-Human Rights
Duration: 1997/8
Objective: Aiming to encourage cultural and scientific exchange.

African Charter for Human Rights
Duration: May 1997
Objective: Ensuring that participating West African states gain knowledge to pass on to policy makers.


Prison Reform-Study Tour for National Human Rights Commission
Duration: Early 1996
Objectives: Commitment to action in Human Rights and Economic Restructuring


Human Rights-Training, Seminars, Legislative Drafting
Duration: 1995 onwards
Objectives: Promoting democratic values, focusing on CSR, Human Rights etc.

Police support of victims of domestic violence-Collaboration between Federation of International Women Lawyers and Council
Duration: July 1995
Objectives: Provision of information and opportunity to bring the police and an NGO together


Human Rights and Democratisation-Project Design
Duration: 1996
Objectives: Consolidating democratic institutions and Human Rights in Malawi


Human Rights-Conference for Law Graduates
Duration: March 1994 onwards
Objectives: Training and information to NGO's to help present their cases on HR abuses.

Working with Conflict-Workshop
funded by BC with co-operation from British High Commission

Duration: 1996
Objective: Developing practical techniques for use in conflict resolution

The Rights of Prisoners-Improving Court Procedures Workshop
Duration: Late 1997
Objectives: Investigating problems and suggesting improvements


Police Training-Assistance with DFID project
Duration: 1996-1999
Establishing a Central Planning and Training Unit in the National Police Academy


Human Rights-Exchange programmes and Study visits
Duration: 1997/8
Objectives: Managing exchange programmes and projects to promote Human Rights in the region.

South Africa

All Africa Conference on Human Rights
Duration: 1997/8
Objectives: Providing information resources


Human Rights-Various activities
Duration: 1997/8
Objectives: Promoting Human Rights by arranging at least thirty-four activities in support.

Support to Conflict Resolution and Human Rights
Duration: 1996
Objectives: Assisting DIMARSI - Disaster Management and Refugees Studies Institute with aims to run training programmes


Tanzania Child Rights-Seminar on responses of criminal justice system to child abuse organised by Tanzanian Women Lawyers Association and BC Tanzania
Duration: 1996
Objectives: Examining child abuse/protection issues from local perspectives

Refugee Studies-Focus on Women's and Children's Rights
Duration: 1996
Objectives: Developing recognition, teaching and research of growing problem of forced migration






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