On December 6-10, an OSCE-sponsored online course on human rights in criminal proceedings and investigations was held in Ashgabat . This was reported on the website of the organization.
The training was attended by students and teachers of the Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Turkmen State University. Magtymguly and the International University for Humanities and Development.
Three experts from Moldova introduced the participants to the concept of human rights, as well as the observance of human rights in the context of criminal justice. They discussed the measures necessary to ensure the right to freedom of a person at the stage of pre-trial proceedings, as well as the right of suspects and accused to a fair defense and legal advice .
“Human rights courses will contribute to the professional development of a new generation of lawyers in Turkmenistan with up-to-date knowledge of international standards for the protection of human rights ,” said John McGregor, head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat .
Course participants will receive certificates of completion of training, and the most active will be awarded medals and gifts.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan