In partnership with the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EuroMed Rights), the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Dignity-Danish Institute against Torture and Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center, “The first annual forum for staff and heads of independent public human rights bodies” was organized on February 21-23, 2020 in Hammamet, Tunisia.
The meeting brought together more than 40 representatives of independent public human rights bodies. In fact, the forum represented an opportunity to exchange best practices and networking with different actors from these human rights structures. During the forum, a discussion between the participants was held, tackling several shared areas of actions such as archives, media, and cooperation with civil society organizations. Actually, the forum was an opportunity for participants to exchange views and ideas on coordination mechanisms between different actors and for building future collaborations.
Representatives of human rights structures showed keen interest in promoting their openness and interaction with other stakeholders and highlighted the need to capacity building in this field of action.
The meeting was concluded by a preparatory initiatives that are intended to enhance the work of human rights bodies on the administrative level; aiming at strengthening coordination mainly between these structures and the relevant institution acting in the same field of action.