The legal clinic at Al-Istiqlal University, in cooperation with the Independent Commission for Human Rights (Board of Grievances), concluded a course entitled "Strengthening Security and Human Rights Links", in the presence of Prof. Dr. Hamdan Taha, the Deputy for Academic Affairs at the University, Dr. Mohammed Al-Bedousi, the Dean of the College of Law and Police Sciences, Dr. Khaled Al-Daher, the Assistant of the Academic Deputy, Mr. Islam Al-Tamimi, the Director of the Training and Advocacy Department at the Human Rights Commission, Mr. Khalil Abdo, the Director of Political and National Guidance in Jericho Governorate, and representatives of the Commission and the Military Prosecution, on Tuesday 25th of February 2020, in Jericho Governorate.
Prof. Dr. Taha welcomed the attendees, expressing his gratitude to graduate a new group of students armed with the principles and the concepts of human rights, besides establishing a true balance between preserving public security and protecting human rights, saying that the participants have to practice and use these concepts and principles in their daily life to serve the country and its citizens.
Furthermore, he praised the efforts of the Independent Commission for Human Rights and its role in providing the participants with the necessary knowledge about their rights as citizens and security personnel, besides raising their awareness in the human rights approach to promote the ethical and legal behavior according to the international legislation and standards, wishing to have sustainable partnerships with the supervisory and legal bodies to enhance the students skills.
For his part, Mr. Al-Tamimi appreciated the partnership with Al-Istiqlal University and the implementation of this training course, praising the efforts of the trainers and the participants, wishing that this course will be a start point for more initiatives and activities.
At the end of the meeting, the participants thanked the University and the board of grievances for this course which gave them the knowledge and promoted their practical, and national values and the awareness of their rights and duties, in addition to honoring Ms. Rana Al Assi, the head of the Legal Clinic Department, and distributed certificates on the participants.
It is noteworthy to mention that Al-Istiqlal University seeks to develop the skills of the students at the academic, military and legal levels, and is keen to develop their skills and performance throughout the semesters, in a way that serves their various specialties, and meets the needs of the Palestinian Security Institution.