IOM Trains Mauritanian Police, Gendarmerie on Human Rights

Posted: 
04/01/16
Themes: 
Capacity Building, Migrants Rights

Mauritania - IOM and the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) this week provided human rights training for 15 Mauritanian police and gendarmerie officers responsible for border management in Nouakchott.

The two-day workshop, which included four female officers, was organized for the Mauritanian police and gendarmerie’s knowledge of human rights. It was part of a series of workshops designed to enhance professional skills related to border management.

The workshop was a key part of a EUR 2.35 million European Union (EU)-funded IOM project: "Strengthening migration management in Mauritania through a better border management strategy and assistance to irregular migrants".

Since the project began, over 140 officers have received training on various themes, including border management, trafficking in persons, migration and information technology.

“This training will help law enforcement in achieving their mission of maintaining national security, while ensuring the strict respect for the rights of migrants and travelers in a professional manner,” explained IOM Mauritania’s Djibril Djigo, who organized the training.

For further information, please contact Laura Palatini at IOM Mauritania, Tel. +222 42 42 00 43, Email: lpalatini@iom.int

Mauritanian police and gendarmerie officers responsible for border management undergo training on human rights. © IOM 2016