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Workshop on Librarianship and Human Rights in the Arab World

September 25, 2012
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The Institute of Law at BZU participated in a workshop on Librarianship and Human Rights in the Arab World organized by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the Arab Academic Human Rights Network (AAHRN) through its partnership with the University of Jordan. The workshop targeted librarians from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.




This training aimed to enhance awareness amongst university librarians, from across the MENA region, on how to establish and / or maintain a human rights library, while also strengthening the network of librarians in the MENA region. Furthermore, the workshop sought to encourage librarians to increase, consolidate and post human rights library resources on the web, as well as to rejuvenate communication between AAHRN members.



In the opening ceremony, University of Jordan Library Director, Dr. Mohannad Mubaidin, underscored human rights issues. “Human rights are no longer a luxury or a tool of image enhancement, but are essential for human contact,” he said.


Dr. Mahasen al Jaghoub, AAHRN Coordinator in Jordan and Deputy Dean of the University of Jordan’s Faculty of Law, noted that this workshop is part of a series of seminars organized by AAHRN.



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