Mediterranean Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation Graduation Graduation of student corpus 2004-2005 Next Friday, 17th February, 36 students who have successfully completed the degree course in Human Rights and Democratisation will be graduating in a ceremony to be held at the Aula Magna of the Foundation for International Studies, Valletta. The oration at the ceremony will be given by the Hon Chief Justice Emeritus Prof. J. J. Cremona on “Human Rights Documentation in Malta”; Ms Nisrine Bou Karam from Lebanon will be speaking on behalf of the graduating students On this occasion, 15 institutions, partnering the University of Malta in the organization of this course, will be meeting in Malta. The academic programme of the course is managed by the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta while the administrative and logistical aspects are handled by the Foundation for International Studies of the University of Malta. The aim of the Mediterranean Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation is to train a number of young persons from Southern Mediterranean countries who will have an influence in their home countries in the building up of a human rights culture. The Mediterranean Master's was introduced in academic year 2000/01 and this year’s students are the sixth intake; so far more than 150 students have graduated from the course. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the European Commission, a number of scholarships are awarded each year. These scholarships are available to students from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt, Libya, Palestine, Iran, Iraq and Malta. This year, 33 students have been awarded a scholarship and they hail from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Turkey.