Workshop helps judges learn to deal with human rights issues

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The first human rights workshop for National and Supreme Court judges ended on Friday in Port Moresby.
The two-day workshop involved specialised human rights training for the judges to enhance their capabilities when addressing human rights problems involving people from all walks of life.
Training was delivered by an international human rights specialist Dr Carolyn Graydon, who came as part of the Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative (PJSI) – the conglomeration of the Pacific legal system and courts in Pacific countries.
Workshop facilitator and human rights judge administrator Justice David Cannings said:
“It is an interactive workshop, it was not just about presentation but each judge was looking at case studies, and we’re alerting them and we’re learning about human rights.
“We sat the judges down in groups and they were given case studies, and they were required to work out how to address problems involving people all around the country.
“We present them with problems and the judges came up with solutions, making them more alert to human rights.”