International Summer School in Refugee Law and Rights of the Palacký University will offer both general training in refugee law and a specific case-study analysis on access to asylum and asylum rights in four countries of the Central and Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria, Hungary, Croatia and the Czech Republic.

The training will focuses on the legal procedures for assisting asylum claims, including practices of taking testimonies, finding Country of Origin Information and documenting families. It also includes a comprehensive one-day simulation of the humanitarian relief and assistance response. The principal aim is to advance the skills for protecting asylum seekers and to help exchange and build expert cooperation networks to address the current challenges.

The school is open to students and professionals from all academic disciplines and backgrounds. Participants typically include staff from main refugee and humanitarian international organisations, regional and local refugee, human rights and humanitarian NGOs, government officials working on refugee protection, scholars and researchers working directly on forced migration issues as well as practicing lawyers, advocates, journalists and activists working on refugee protection and the human rights of forced migrants.


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May 25, 2018