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Human Rights Training in Angola

The Governance Group’s Research Director, Dr. Isabel Borges, was in Angola from the 29th April to 5th May as part of our ongoing work on the Angola Human Rights Training Project. Isabel delivered a training on human rights research methodologies and participated in a radio and TV interview.

The Governance Group’s Research Director, Isabel Borges, was in Angola from the 29th April to 5th May 2018 to deliver trainings on human rights in cooperation with the Angola Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

During the weeklong trip, a training on how to teach human rights in law courses at universities in Angola was held at Agostinho Neto University. The event was opened by the Angolan Secretary of State for Human Rights, Ana Celeste Januario, alongside a representative from the Norwegian Embassy and the Dean of the University of Law. The Governance Group also participated at an event on children’s rights hosted by the Catholic University. Isabel ran a training on human rights methods as well as participating in a radio interview at Radio UNIA and Radio Escola alongside Jose da Silva from the Angolan Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, where they presented the Human Rights Training Project. The week concluded with a television interview between Isabel Borges, Birgitte Wilhelmsen from the Norwegian Embassy, and Jose Francisco from the Angolan Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. The interview discussed the cooperation between the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights and the Norwegian Embassy, as well as the upcoming programmes and events being held by The Governance Group in 2018.

By Hannah Hills

Focus on international human rights law with emphasis on refugee and asylum law, business and human rights, sustainability and the SDGs.

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