Amman - The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor has signed a MoU with the Human Rights Center at the Middle East University in Jordan to launch joint activities to raise legal awareness about human rights and relevant international mechanisms among Jordanian youths.
Euro-Med Monitor said that the MoU includes carrying out training sessions and lectures in international human rights law and international humanitarian law in order to raise the legal awareness of Jordanian youths.
The cooperation agreement was signed by researcher Omar Abdullah, on behalf of Euro-Med Monitor and Dr. Ahmed Al-lawzi, the university’s president assistant, on behalf of the of the Middle East University. The two parties agreed to work on guaranteeing transparency, accountability and integrity.
Abdullah said that the importance of the MoU lies in raising the awareness about human rights and the international mechanisms of human rights as well as qualifying rights and legal activists by targeting young graduates.
Abdullah confirmed that the Euro-Med Monitor and the Middle East University will work to create an environment for youths that raises their legal awareness to discuss issues related to their rights.
“The joint activates will intensify raising the awareness of the youths about the international conventions signed by Jordan and to make them more informed of the national legislative system, in addition to shedding light on the international mechanisms to implement the provisions of the human rights law and the legal rights enjoyed by civilians,” Abdullah said.
Dr. Al-lawzi stressed the importance of this MoU, adding: “ Though our observation of the Euro-Med Monitor's work, we welcomed this step, which comes in accordance with our vision, policy and strategic plans to enhance the legal knowledge of people working in the field of human rights, and to qualify a generation of graduates that is able to professionally discuss the legal and rights issues concerning their communities,” he added.
Euro-Med Monitor noted that its work will focus on raising the awareness of legislation governing human rights laws, international organizations, means to establish human rights institutions or organizations by young people, legal and practical steps to be taken, as well as identifying various legal structures.