NIPS Board Member Attends Human Rights
Seminar in Cape Town
|Attorney Leah Olores
National Institute for Policy Studies (NIPS) board member and
human rights activist Attorney Leah Olores leaves on October 13,
2005 for the International Human Rights Academy (IHRA) course
in Cape Town, South Africa. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation through
its International Academy for Leadership has included IHRA as
part of its programs on promoting human rights. The Foundation
is sponsoring this year’s seminar in conjunction with the
University of the Western Cape.
"Learning about the implementation of different human
rights mechanisms will strengthen my work of protecting women
and children's rights at the Department of Education,"
Attorney Olores said. "The course will better equip me
in resolving cases as well as help me in formulating policies."
IHRA is a human rights course organized annually and hosted on
a rotational basis by Ghent University, the University of the
Western Cape, Utrecht University and the American University.