NCU Welcomes Human Rights Symposium


Dr. Daniel Fider, vice president for development at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has welcomed the staging of the two-day Human Rights and Justice symposium at his institution and has appealed for wide support for the event.
“My institution welcomes this opportunity, which will enable persons to share information with members of the wider society. Of course, there will also be time allotted for question and answer.so participants will be able to express their views. All in all, it should be very interesting,” he said.
The event, which will be held at the institution’s Mandeville campus from February 22 to 23, is being organized jointly by NCU and the Ministry of Justice under the theme: ‘Justice, Truth and Accountability’.
Among topics to be covered are religious tolerance, children’s rights, human rights and the justice system and the rights of persons with HIV/AIDS. “We are expecting a broad cross section ranging from students and educators to the man in the street to play a part in the dialogue,” Dr. Fider said, while encouraging Jamaicans far and wide to take the time to journey to Mandeville for the event.
Maarit Kohonen, Human Rights Advisor to the United Nations, will deliver the keynote address at the opening on Tuesday.
“Our speaker has over 13 years experience in this field and has a special interest in women’s rights as well as peace and security issues. She has worked on investigative missions in over 11 countries such as Kenya, Rwanda, Brazil, Japan and Haiti,” Dr. Fider informed.
Other presenters for the opening ceremony are Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Senator A.J Nicholson and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and High Commissioner of Trinidad an Tobago, Dennis Francis.

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