The Human Rights Education Programme addresses the lack of public awareness of human rights principles and the value they offer. It also attempts to tackle key issues that are linked to the widespread culture of accepting human rights violations including torture and ill-treatment at the societal level.
In addition to engaging the public on human rights issues, the Human Rights Education Programme seeks to develop the skillset of Libya’s activists and lawyers currently collaborating with LFJL’s programmes through high level training events. To date, LFJL has trained over 150 lawyers, activists, journalists, judges and medical professionals that are actively engaged in advancing human rights. The programmes also seeks to engender the next generation of human rights activists by actively engaging Libya’s youth in discussions and capacity building concerning the importance of human rights, notably through launching a summer school and by developing a national human rights curriculum to be implemented across Libya’s schools.
Programme activities include the production of informative and accessible public service announcements and media materials such as podcasts on human rights issues. The Human Rights Education Programme seeks to provide activities to build the capacity of relevant stakeholders to promote and protect human rights. Over the coming year LFJL is keen to continue working with Libya legal practitioners, including representatives of the judiciary, legal educational institutions, and prosecutors to develop their capacity to uphold the rule of law and interpret constitutional protections to improve the enjoyment of human rights in Libya.