First 3-day training on Human Rights in the Administration of Justice concluded


The KP Judicial Academy organized a 3-day training course for the judges of the District Judiciary. Those who participated were District & Sessions Judges and Additional District & Sessions Judges from across the province. The training course was the first of its kind. Last year in the month of February, a batch of 15 senior judicial officers were trained as trainer for the course conducted this year.

Barrister Dr Niaz A Shah was the lead trainer. He was also the lead trainer for the ToT conducted early last year. Dr Shah, belonging to a respectable family of Kakahels, settled in District Swabi, is a leading human rights scholar, working as Reader in law in the Law School at the UK’s University of Hull. He has published three books and numerous research papers of high international standard.

In addition to Dr Shah, other scholars also delivered lectures in the course.  On video link, three scholars delivered lecture from abroad, Prof. Zolli (the US) and Prof. Tony Ward and Ms. Sherzad (Hull Law School). KP Judicial Academy’s Dean Dr Khurshid Iqbal, Mr. Niaz Muhammad Khan (District & Sessions Judge) and Ms. Nusrat Yasmeen (Additional District & Sessions Judge) also delivered lectures.

Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel, Chairman, Judicial Academy (Chief Justice Peshawar High Court) inaugurated the training course on 10 March. Mr. Hayat Ali Shah, Director General of the KP Judicial Academy distributed certificates among the participants of the course.

The course focused on both international and domestic human rights law regime. Its main purpose was to create awareness about the role of the District Judiciary in the protection of human rights.


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