Virtual Retreat: Asylum/Refugee Status Determination Procedures through Refugee Legal Empowerment

Join us for the 2020 Virtual Retreat: Asylum/Refugee Status Determination Procedures through Refugee Legal Empowerment.

Únete con nosotros para el Retiro Virtual 2020: Los procesos de asilo y RSD a través de empoderamiento jurídico de personas refugiadas

Asylum Access, Namati, Saint Andrew’s Refugee Services (StARS) and UNHCR invite you to join us for a two-part virtual retreat — Asylum/RSD Procedures through Refugee Legal Empowerment — held on November 12th and November 16th from 3pm - 5pm CET (GMT+1) .

The session will have simultaneous translation in Spanish - and you can request additional languages by emailing [email protected]

As part of the “UNHCR-NGO RSD Retreat,” this interactive series will highlight recent innovations and creative solutions that actors around the world are taking up to support the legal recognition of refugees in their contexts — especially in light of COVID-19 and several emerging global processes. The strategies discussed will include community engagement, legal representation, and methods of supporting the overall functioning of UNHCR RSD and state asylum systems.

As an important backdrop for all discussions, this series will also highlight (and identify ways to better support) the crucial leadership roles refugees are playing to increase the legal recognition of refugees.

  • Thursday, November 12th, 3pm - 5pm CET: Refugee Leadership in RSD/Asylum Proceedings; Update on Global Processes and Tools This 2-hour session will provide participants an update on key global processes, including the Global Refugee Forum, the Global Legal Empowerment Pledge, and the Asylum Capacity Support Group (ACSG). We will also hear from several refugee leaders who are playing key roles in supporting refugees’ legal recognition within RSD/asylum processes.

  • Monday, November 16th, 3pm - 5pm CET: Refugee Legal Empowerment during COVID-19 This 2-hour session will share recent innovations and creative solutions in refugee legal empowerment in the face of COVID-19. We will hear from several Legal Aid/Empowerment organizations around the world on community engagement techniques, individualized services, and ways to support the overall functioning of RSD/state asylum systems. We will also discuss UNHCR’s recently updated Procedural Standards.

Please join us! Register here: 2020 Virtual Retreat Signup

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Thanks for sharing this event, @lauragoodwin, it looks very interesting. I wanted to flag this opportunity with our friends from the @exchange_2018kenya on Citizenship and Legal Identity, as well as @Juves and @nobel. Please share with your partners as well!

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