The First Training Course on Transitional Justice: For a National Body of Rights, Justice, and Reconciliation
ADF in cooperation with the Development Resources Center, organized a training course on “Transitional Justice: For a National Body of Rights, Justice, and Reconciliation”. The course, was run by a number of experts, discussed the concepts of transitional justice and the uniqueness of Egyptian civil society.
The five-day course discussed procedures and mechanisms that society should adopt in order to understand the abuses and violations that occurred during the time period characterized by conflict, during a revolution, for instance, or during the process of transition from a tyrannical, authoritarian regime to a democratic system.
Among the discussed mechanisms were openness and recognition of the violation committed by the former regime so that Egypt might achieve national reconciliation, compensate victims, and legislate to prevent the recurrence of violations.
In addition, the course sought to promote equity between society and the law as well as establish mechanisms for judicial and legislative oversight to ensure that executive authority is held accountable. Furthermore, the course discussed how to support the country's transition to democracy and promote individual freedoms and human rights. The course focused on developing knowledge and skills and encouraging the participants to advance their abilities in these topics. Also, the participants discussed the Truth and Fairness Committees and restructuring the security sector from a rights perspective. Finally, the training program was aimed at building a vision for the proposed national plan for transitional justice.