September 30, 2014 – UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan E. Mendez, inaugurated the second Training Program on Human Rights Protection Mechanisms, organized by the Robert F. Kennedy Training Institute in collaboration with the American University Washington College of Law. The course will be held at the Robert F. Kennedy International House of Human Rights in Florence from September 29 to October 3, 2014. The main goal of this training is to share best practices that can be replicated in other systems to achieve better human rights protection worldwide. Participants from Haiti, the United States, El Salvador, Egypt, Western Sahara, Ghana, Hungary, Denmark, Nepal, Pakistan, and Italy will have the unique opportunity to learn from renowned experts with experience in each of the major protection systems. Experts will also share their experiences on the advantages and disadvantages of the different mechanisms. To read more about the training program, please visit the RFK Center website.