Hungarian Helsinki Committee releases Guide on establishing a Refugee Law Clinic

Friday, March 14, 2014

A short document aiming ‘to provide support and practical ideas to universities, teachers, lawyers, NGOs, students and anyone else interested in establishing a “Refugee Law Clinic”’ anywhere in the world has been published by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC). HHC defines a Refugee Law Clinic as ‘a voluntary organization run by law students, providing free legal advice to asylum-seekers and refugees. The clinic is run under the supervision of university professors and practicing lawyers in this field’. The document explains the benefit of such a clinic to asylum seekers, students, the university and the lawyers and NGOs that get involved. The document then sets out seven steps to setting up a Refugee Law Clinic and introduces a publication called the Refugee Law Reader.

Read HHC’s guide to setting up a Refugee Law Clinic.

14 March 2014

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