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Cairo: Training of trainers program on human rights protection

Yesterday, Mr. Filippo Musca, Deputy Director of the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, attended the Opening Ceremony of the first session of the national Training of Trainers Program (ToT), for Egyptian Judges, Prosecutors and Officers of the Technical Office of the Cassation Court in Cairo. The program is focused on the protection of human rights in the administration of criminal justice.

This five-day activity is part of a three-year Technical Assistance Project in Egypt, which was launched in 2014 by the Siracusa International Institute and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). It aims to promote the Rule of Law, Human Rights and the effective functioning of the Egyptian Justice Sector.

The training program involves more than 40 participants – including Judges, Prosecutors and members of the Technical Office of the Court of Cassation – who have expressed their interest in becoming future trainers and the willingness to deepen their knowledge in the field of international human rights law.

The training mainly focuses on the following topics:

  • The Sources, Contents and Structure of International Criminal Law and their Applicability in Egyptian Law;


  • The Application of Criminal Procedure Law and International Standards;


  • The Rights of the Accused in Pre-Trial Proceedings: International Standards and ?their Application in the Egyptian Constitution and Criminal Procedure Law.





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