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Central Asia - Regional training on access to justice for vulnerable groups

23/04/2013 - 25/04/2013

Almaty – a regional training course on access to justice for women, children and persons with disabilities“ will take place on 23-25 April 2013 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

This event is aimed at professionals working with women, children and persons with disabilities, NGOs representatives as well as representatives of the judiciary of the five Central Asian states - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The aim of the training event is three-fold:
• to raise awareness and to promote both the rights of groups that are easily excluded and discriminated against and their equal opportunities for participation;
• to present good practices in implementing internationally-agreed standards to safeguard children’s rights, women’s rights and the rights of persons with disabilities;
• to facilitate co-operation and the exchange of information and good practices within the relevant bodies in Central Asia in the field of the protection of human rights, access to justice and the rule of law.

The meeting will last for three days and will take the form of a training session. Lectures on specific topics will be followed by workshops where participants discuss concrete examples either from the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights or a sample cases proposed by a lecturer and apply the knowledge acquired during the lectures.

This activity is organised in the framework of a project "Equal before law: Access to Justice for vulnerable groups" funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and implemented by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe.
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