OHCHR and Azerbaijan Bar Association hold workshop for lawyers on UN human rights system and defense mechanism

OHCHR and Azerbaijan Bar Association hold workshop for lawyers, April 2019/ Photo UNO Baku

BAKU, 18 April 2019 – The Southern Caucasus Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Azerbaijani Bar Association (ABA) co-organised a workshop for lawyers on United Nations human rights system and defense mechanism in the field of justice administration focusing on practical application and prospects.

The event brought together over 40 members of ABA, government officials, representatives of local and international organisations.

At the event, UN OHCHR Senior Human Rights Advisor for the South Caucasus Vladimir Shkolnikov spoke about the promotion and protection of human rights in the UN system as well as on the activities of UN committees, special rapporteurs and working groups.

The Chairperson of the Bar Association Anar Baghirov highlighted the importance of the cooperation between ABA and OHCHR and talked about the co-organised capacity building training courses for lawyers from different regions of the country.

The participants exchanged views on collaboration areas with UN in national context and Azerbaijan’s ratification status regarding participation in UN human rights mechanisms and implementation of these decisions.

Participants received respective publications in Azerbaijani language translated by OHCHR.

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