Recommendation 1722 (f)

To train the judiciary and prosecutorial personnel on the need to ensure that their activities contribute to the prevention and eradication of torture and ill-treatment.

Status

No concrete details are available about the training. See recommendation 1722a for more details about a nonprofit organization founded and chaired by Bassiouni that will supposedly conduct the training

Government Claim

(source: www.govactions.bh on 3/3/2012)

GoB has agreed to implement this recommendation through a training programme developed with the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC) in Syracusa. ISISC enjoys special consultative status with the United Nations and the Council of Europe. ISISC has also a special cooperation agreement with the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV), and it is one of the eighteen organizations comprising the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network. The Network assists the United Nations Programme and interested Member States in strengthening international cooperation in crime prevention and criminal justice.

This not-for-profit institute has developed a programme with Professor Bassiouni and features internationally recognised experts from the Arab world and Arabic language materials on human rights law and international criminal law. The curricula will also contain real case studies from BICI.

A particular feature of the programme is that it takes an integrated approach so all relevant actors involved in the investigation and prosecution of torture and ill-treatment are exposed to each other, which encourages better coordination.

Accordingly, training will be in small groups comprising members from the judiciary, public prosecution and police.

Recommendation 1722 (f)
Train prosecutors and members of judiciary to contribute to eradication of torture
Status: No Details
Government claim: Implemented

Summary:

  • No Details No concrete details are available about the training
  • Background Bassiouni is the founder and president of the non-profit contracted to train prosecutors; the existence of a contract was reported before the BICI report's publication