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Training session: Accreditation of National Human Rights Institutions

The Francophone Association of National Human Rights Commissions, known in French as Association francophone des commissions nationales des droits de l’Homme (AFCNDH), in cooperation with the National Human Rights Council (CNDH), the French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH) and the International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF) is organizing a training session on the international accreditation of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs).
This event will take place on 3 and 4 April 2018 at the CNDH’s Driss Benzekri National Human Rights Training Institute (INFDH) in Rabat, Morocco.
The accreditation to “A” status means that the NHRI in full compliance with the Paris Principles and testifies its credibility and independence. Hence, this accreditation allows the NHRI to interact within the international human rights United Nations system.
The workshop aims to provide technical assistance to NHRIs relating to their accreditation process to the Subcommittee on Accreditation (SCA) of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), particularly during the preparation of their conformity declaration files, their telephone interview with the SCA, or during the follow-up and the implementation of the recommendations made by the SCA.
The training session will be based on the practical guide: “Accreditation of NHRIs” developed by the CNCDH. The presentation of this guide will detail the accreditation process and provide answers to questions raised by NHRIs involved in this process. It will also allow professionals to have reliable and adapted information necessary for the preparation of their files.
The event will schedule four stages: the first will be devoted to present the accreditation process; the second will be the written stage on practical cases; the third will be based on simulations of telephone interviews; and the last one will be on the implementation of the SCA recommendations.
NHRIs from Belgium, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Madagascar, Mali and the Democratic Republic of Congo will take part in this event along with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
It should be noted that the CNDH is accredited by the GANHRI as an “A” Status NHRI, since 2002. The Council also Chaired the network of NHRIs in French-speaking countries (AFCNDH) from 2013 to 2017.