The School of Law of AAU Offers Capacity Building Training

The School of Law of AAU offered training for judges and prosecutors drawn from all regions in Ethiopia on human rights and criminal justice. Fifty one judges and prosecutors took part in the training which lasted for three days from October 25 to October 27, 2018 at Global Hotel.

The training aimed at enhancing the capacity of judges and prosecutors in regard to the effective application of human rights in the administration of justice in particular that of criminal justice.

In addition, the School also offered training on service delivery and good governance for community, kebele and municipality leaders with a view to enhance the knowledge and skills of the trainees in regard to quality service delivery and good governance. Fifty one participants drawn from Addis Ababa and its environs at different levels of administration including government offices and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) took part in the training.  The training covered various issues including quality of public service, service delivery principles, principles of good administration and governance and quality improvement tools.

In his opening remarks, Yonas Birmeta (PhD), Head of the School of Law of AAU, underscored that the training forms part of the community engagement of the School and is aimed at promoting better understanding and application of human rights-related laws among judges and prosecutors and good administrative behavior among decision-makers.

The trainings have been conducted under the auspices of the “Widening Access to Justice through Clinical legal Education in Addis Ababa and its Environs” Project which the School has been implementing in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) since November 2017.