Center for Human Rights, in the context of the STRACE project organized a five-day academic training on the Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from 14 to 18 October 2018 in Adama. Two academics from Addis Ababa University, who had also prepared the training manual, acted as trainers. The numbers of participants were 29 and they are drawn from different federal and regional government institutions as well as from various civil society organizations working on internally displaced persons (IDPs.)
In his introductory remarks, Dr. Van der Beken emphasized that the issue of the rights of internally displaced persons is one of the thematic area of the STRACE project and the training is timely for Ethiopia. He has asserted that the number of internally displaced persons increased from time to time and the training will give the general human rights of internally displaced persons and creates an opportunity for experience sharing.
The training aimed at offering a better understanding of the rights of internally displaced persons by discussing the relevant international and domestic legal framework as well as its practice. By doing so, the training intended to strengthen the implementation of the existing protective mechanisms as well as identify the gaps and forwarding possible solutions towards effective response to the plight of internally displaced persons in Ethiopia.