Press Release

Strengthening the monitoring and reseach capacity of the Ombudsperson's office

26 July 2021

  • The Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights for Central Asia conducted the first online workshop of the learning course “Monitoring and research of the National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)” for the staff of the Ombudsperson’s Office of Turkmenistan on 15-17 July, 2021. The workshop was conducted by the OHCHR human rights expert Ms. Natalia Utesheva.

The workshop is aimed at supporting the development of the research and monitoring activities of Ombudsperson’s Office. As part of the first workshop, the staff of the Ombudsperson’s Office increased their capacity on human rights indicators, various research methods, and their implementation, as well as examples of best practice research activities of NHRIs and their sub-regional and thematic analogues in different countries.

During the online sessions, participants were able to design a sample research on civil rights using interactive online tools.

Ms. Utesheva stressed that “National human rights institutions are designed to establish the constructive relationship between the international and national human rights protection systems and ensure the effectiveness of the efforts of the international community, government bodies, civil society and scientific institutions in promoting and implementing international human rights standards into the national law and practice. The fulfillment of these NHRI functions is impossible without systematic research and analytical work. The preparation of analytical documents is an essential part at all levels and in all aspects of the activities of NHRIs, since it is a tool to the development of state policy and shaping public opinion."

The second workshop with the Ombudsperson’s Office is planned for middle of August 2021.

Strengthening the monitoring and reseach capacity of the Ombudsperson's office

Yelena Butova

OHCHR
National Programme Officer

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