Training Course for Judges to upgrade skills and knowledge on “Human Rights and Rule of Law” concluded at FJA
We must learn from wisdom of our forefathers: Director General, Federal Judicial Academy
Islamabad: “It is not only our international, constitutional and moral obligation but also a religious obligation to ensure the rule of law and protect human rights,” said Director General, Federal Judicial Academy, Mr. Hayat Ali Shah in the certificate awarding ceremony held at the Federal Judicial Academy, Islamabad, at the conclusion of a four-day training on Thursday.
DG of the Academy also enlightened the participants about the Last Sermon ( Khuá¹batul-WadÄ) of the Holy Prophet ( S.A.W).
Director General, also thanked the UNODC, Pakistan, for their support to conduct this unique training course.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Erwin Versteeg, International Law Enforcement Advisor, UNODC, Pakistan, stated that, “There is a direct link between terrorism, human trafficking, illicit drugs crimes and money laundering. An efficient judiciary is a cornerstone of the rule of law because it serves to protect human rights and helps secure social progress and human development.”
Sounding his optimism, Mr. Erwin said that, “I hope that this new partnership with the Federal Judicial Academy would have been truly rewarding for trainees. Training course such as this will go a long way in strengthening the capacity of the judiciary.”
Twenty two Additional District and Sessions Judges from all over Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (twelve men and ten women) were awarded certificates in the ceremony. This four days training course, first of its type, was supported by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), Pakistan.