AIHR organises study day on prevention against violent extremism | Tunisia News Gazette

AIHR organises study day on prevention against violent extremism

The Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR) organised Monday a study day on ways to prevent violent extremism, in collaboration with the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions, The United Nations Centre for Human Rights Training and Documentation and the High Authority for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

“This study day aims to invite the human rights institutions of several Arab countries to analyse the phenomenon of extremism and its causes and issue recommendations and proposals so that these institutions can define the origins of these extremist ideologies that stifle the society,” said AIHR Director Abdelbasset Ben Hassine.

According to the latter, representatives of the various Arab institutions will discuss a number of issues, including the role of the law in combating extremism, the legislative reform, institutional restructuring, the role of education, culture, media and civil society, etc.

“Extremism threatens our societies and our youths,” specified Hassine, adding that study day is part of devising an action plan that all national institutions are called upon to prepare.

“The institute is trying to prepare a feasible action plan in line with the national and Arab action plan,” he underlined.

George Abou Al-Zulof, Director of the UN Centre for Human Rights Training and Documentation in the Arab World and South-East Asia based in Qatar, pointed out to TAP that the United Nations had devised in 2013 an action plan to assist national institutions in the development of their national action plans in line with human rights principles.

“This plan is elaborated on several points capable of preventing and combating terrorism while respecting human rights, including equality in citizenship and rights, the superiority of the law and respect of people’s rights, fight against corruption and impunity, the guarantee of economic and social rights, employment, gender equality, etc,” he said.

Representatives of the national human rights institutions of Palestine, Morocco, Mauritania, Sudan, Lebanon and Tunisia attended the workshop.

Source: TAP News Agency

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