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CAHR to facilitate discussion on clinical legal education on refugee law in Malaysia

Posted on 27 November 2014

Martin Jones will facilitate a workshop at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur on December 1st.

The workshop, entitled "Refugee Legal Aid and Teaching Refugee Law" is organised by Asylum Access Malaysia and will examine the role of law schools (and law students) in the protection of refugees.  The workshop will draw on Martin's research and advocacy on the "law of asylum", the use of non-refugee specific legal frameworks to provide protection to refugees in jurisdictions (such as Malaysia) which do not formally recognise the category of "refugee".  
The workshop will be attended by about two dozen local participants engaged in refugee issues, including legal academics from Universiti Malaya, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia), and Taylor's University; Malaysian human rights lawyers; and staff from a number of local NGOs working on refugee issues in Malaysia.  The workshop will complement the project currently being undertaken by CAHR's LLM students with Asylum Access Malaysia developing a "know your options" training programme for refugees in Malaysia.