Call for Applications:
Short Course on Refugee Law
Monday 8 April –12 April 2013
Applications received through 28 February 2013
The Centre for Applied Human Rights (University of York, UK), in partnership with the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), is offering a five-day Short Course on International Refugee Law and Advocacy in Bangkok in April 2013.
The course will cover the following topics:
- Understanding the legal and policy framework of the international refugee protection regime
- Developing national NGO networks for advocacy
- Conducting regional and transnational impact litigation of refugee rights
- Implementing refugee rights in domestic law
- Engaging elected officials and the development of national legislative caucuses
- Using national human rights institutions (NHRIs) to monitor and protect the rights of refugees
- Using UNHCR processes to protect the rights of refugees
- Engaging the human rights mechanisms of the UN Human Rights Council, including its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and special procedures (Special Rapporteurs, Working Groups, etc.)
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The short course provides an in depth examination of the law and politics of legal advocacy for the rights of refugees, with a particular focus on Asia. The course explores the various mechanisms through which refugee law is developed and can be enforced.
In adopting this focus, it seeks to address the contemporary challenge of those advocating on behalf of refugees: how can we engage the state and the international community so as to better allow refugees to enjoy the rights to which they are entitled?
The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) will convene this three-day workshop to meet the following objectives:
Whatever your level of involvement with refugee issues, this course will provide you with a deeper understanding of the legal frameworks that govern their rights and new ideas for advocacy based upon current case studies drawn from across Asia. Whether you are a post-graduate student, international agency staff, an NGO worker, lawyer or otherwise interested in refugee issues, the course will provide you with a new, rigorous, rights-based understanding of legal advocacy for refugee rights. Formal post-graduate academic credit available.
To apply, please fill out the application form here.
Please note, space and funding is limited, early application is, therefore, encouraged. Selected candidates will be contacted during the first week of March 2013.
Finalised agenda and logistical information will be released and circulated to applicants and interested parties prior to mid-March 2013.
Queries are welcome and those seeking further information are encouraged to contact Danielle Grigsby firstname.lastname@example.org or Shannon Murphy at email@example.com.
University of York, Centre for Applied Human Rights, and APRRN Secretariat
28 January 2013