The Legal Clinic of Al-Istiqlal University, in partnership with the Independent Commission for Human Rights, organized a training course entitled "Guarantees of a Fair Trial" for third-year students of the Department of Law and Criminology, in the presence of Dr. Issam Al-Atrash, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Mr. Islam Al-Tamimi, the Director of the Training, Awareness, and Advocacy Department, and Ms. Rana Assi, the Head of the Legal Clinic Department, Dr. Kifah Manasra, the Director of the Community Service Center, Mr. Youssef Al-Baghdadi, from the legal clinic, Mr. Anas Bawaneth, the coordinator of Training and Awareness at the Commission, Mr. Walid Al-Sheikh, the Director of the Central West Bank office in the Commission.
Dr. Al-Atrash praised the role of the Independent Commission for Human Rights and the importance of the strategic relationship with Al-Istiqlal University by holding many courses that enhance and strengthen the practical side of students in addition to the academic dimension.
For his part, Mr. Al-Tamimi commended Al –Istiqlal University and its Legal Deanship for their efforts in providing the security institution with qualified officers, adding that the Commission has strategic cooperation with Al-Istiqlal University over the years, which is based on the principle of training and providing the necessary skills and knowledge to raise awareness. Also, the partnership promotes the reality of human rights and establishes the rule of law and its consistency with international standards.
Moreover, Ms. Assi stressed the distinguished partnership between Al-Istiqlal University and the Independent Commission for Human Rights, which extends for more than 11 years of joint work and provides training courses for all cadres and students. Also, she said that the plan and vision of the College of Law include many programs and training courses that will benefit the students of the College.
The course aimed to enhance the concepts of human rights among law and police graduates, and reduce the gap between imposing the rule of law, maintaining order, respecting human rights, and adhering to fair trial guarantees, in addition to acquiring a sense and a human rights approach among graduates when they join the Palestinian security establishment.
It is noteworthy to mention that the course included a discussion of human rights guarantees during inspection and investigation, protection of women from violence, the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, human rights guarantees and standards for the use of force, combating torture in international conventions and Palestinian national legislation, in addition to human rights guarantees upon arrest and detention and the role of the Independent Commission for Human Rights in the field of receiving and processing citizen complaints.