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CAHR trains refugee legal aid leaders

Posted on 16 June 2014

CAHR ran a short-course on Refugee Rights Leadership Training in Geneva from June 13th to 15th.

The three day course covered topics such as rights-based approaches to legal aid programming, legal empowerment of refugees, national law reform, international advocacy, and the ethics of providing refugee legal aid. The course attracted more than 30 participants working in a wide range of refugee legal aid organisations from around the world, including Belgium, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Lithuania, Malaysia, South Korea, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, and Uganda.
"I'm always inspired by the depth of knowledge of refugee legal aid practitioners - such a forum allows for it to be shared and strengthens the refugee legal aid movement - providing everyone with energy and hope!" said Martin Jones of the CAHR.
The short-course was organised in partnership with Asylum Access, a leading provider of legal aid to refugees in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and supported by funding from the Sigrid Rausing Trust.