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Ombudsman, ICRC hold training course

Manama, 27/1/2015 (BNA) – Ombudsman Office held here today a specialised training course, in cooperation with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) aimed at raising the awareness of participants on ICRC's role, activities, work method in detention facilities and review of key international standards governing the treatment of prisoners.

The course was attended by members of the Ombudsman Office, Prisoners and Detainees Rights Commission (PDRC), Public Prosecution, Legal Affairs at the Interior Ministry, Inspector General Office at National Security Agency and Reform and Rehabilitation Directorate at the Ministry of Interior.

The course was held within the framework of the cooperation between the Ombudsman Office and ICRC , which develops a sustainable joint cooperation so as to improve detention environment.

They explored ways of joint cooperation include more specialised training courses and the exchange of expertise regarding the best implemented practices at protecting the detention environment.

The Ombudsman Nawaf Mohammed Al-Maawda expressed his delight at holding the course, which is the first of its kind in cooperation with ICRC and addressed important topics pertaining to detention places, in line with international standards and expertise in this field.