Falklands : Human rights Capacity Training Given in the Falklands
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 03.04.2010 (Article Archived on 17.04.2010)
Seminars on Building Human rights capacity in the Falkland Islands have been held in Stanley during this past week.
HUMAN RIGHTS CAPACITY TRAINING GIVEN IN THE FALKLANDS
By J. Brock (FINN)
Prof David McQuiod-Mason, left and Rosanna Mesquita, right with notes gathered during the Monday afternoon session at the FI Chamber of Commerce
Seminars on Building Human rights capacity in the Falkland Islands have been held in Stanley during this past week. Some of the seminars have been held in the function room at the Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce while others have been held at the Education Department and the KEMH.
The Trainers were Professor David McQuoid-Mason from the University of Kwazulu Natal and Ms Rosanna Mesquita from the Commonwealth Foundation.
Classes helped Faith based groups, the Media, government and community leaders to interpret Chapter one of the new Falkland Islands Constitution, dealing with the protection of fundamental rights.
They found that training in the Falklands was different from that held in St Helena in that the Falklands apparently have a higher level of income than in the UK. St Helena does not. Civil and political rights are important here, while on St Helena the economic and social rights are more important.
The pair would like to return again to continue training in building human rights capacity in the Falkland Islands.
They left the Falklands on Tuesday.