Baghdad, Iraq: On the 4-5 December 2023, ICMPD hosted an introductory training on human rights at borders for the representatives of border-related institutions and training departments of the Ministry of Interior. The training allowed for the senior operational practitioners and training managers to enhance their knowledge on international framework on human rights and migration and rights-based approach to border management.
The objective of the training workshop was focused on introducing the rights-based border management approach based on international human rights framework and on supporting the development and strengthening of human rights-based border management measures within the Iraqi border authorities. The interactive sessions allowed participants to also receive a preview of recently drafted curriculum on human rights at international borders.
The curriculum is developed in cooperation with the Training and Qualification Directorate to provide a user friendly, comprehensive capacity-building tool on the application and identification of human rights standards to various aspects of border management and security. It also aims to further enhance the national training capacity in the field of border management to support implementation of human rights-based border management measures. To achieve this goal, the Training of Trainers (ToT) programme for the Ministry and its agencies will be delivered based on the developed curriculum starting from February 2024.
The training was organised within the framework of the Danish-funded “Rights-Based Border Management in the Silk Routes Countries (RBM-Silk Routes)” project, which aims to assist border authorities with implementing sustainable, rights-based, border management practices, towards increasing border management and security and reducing irregular migration.