Κυριακή, 5 Ιουνίου 2016

THE 1ST TRAINING OF VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR PLEIADES' PROJECT FOR LEGAL PROTECTION OF REFUGEES BEGINS TOMORROW

Sunday, 5th June 2016 - ANOUNCEMENT Pleiades are hereby informing that 30 lawyers are to be participating in a first training of volunteer lawyers in the context of the Pleiades' -Hellenic Action for Human Rights programme for the legal protection of refugees. Note that the participants will be called on to apply their gained knowledge in practice, within a strategic legal representation, participate in working groups which will process applications to the ECHR and the UN, rightful protection for refugees in practice. This training is not, in size, an addition to the knowledge of the participants, but a vehicle for the de facto involvement with refugees' protection. The training will take place at the ESHEA premises (Athens Daily Newspapers Union)(20 Academias Street) and will last from Monday, June 6 until Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The training programme is as follows: Monday 06-06-16 Electra-Leda Koutra, Athens Lawyer, Pleiades Chair "Welcomes the participants to the Pleiades legal team. Introduction to the topic and its project goals" 14:00-15:00 Via Skype: Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche, Professor of public Law, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, 15:00-16:00 "EU Member States' positive obligations (international, European, and constitutional legal commitments) as regards the refugees' selection process and challenges posed”, 16.00-16.30 Discussion (Q&A) Tsimpoukídēs Giannis, Athens Lawyer, Foreign Law "The legislation on asylum, as amended and implemented in Greece" 16:30-20:00 Tuesday 07-06-2016 Syd Bolton, lawyer, specializing in the protection rights of children ((UK solicitor non-practising) refugee child rights lawyer child asylum/rights - session 16.00-17.30 Catriona Jarvis, former refugee and immigration law judge of the UK Upper Tribunal - session 17:30-19:00 19:00-19:30 Discussion *The sessions will involve discussion with the participants, moderated by Athens Lawyer Ms.Electra-Leda Koutra. Working language will be in English. *electronic versions by email and links to resources for participant to download will be made available Wednesday 08-06-2016 Skype Sessions with Professors
Steve Peers, Professor of European Law, University Of Essex, “EU law and the EU Turkey deal”, 11.00-12.00, Q&A 12:00-12:30
Stuart Russell, Former Montréal lawyer, former law professor and former administrative judge in Sydney (Refugee Review Tribunal), Australia. human rights defenders’ defender and networker. (Skype Session) 12:45-14:15 "Appeal elements inviting the Administrative Judge to accept them" - "Challenges faced by the human rights defenders and protectors". Recess
John Palmer, Marie Curie Researcher, Professor in University Pompeu Fabra inBarcelona, teaches in the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration (GRITIM) GRITIM masters program, former UNHCR protection Officer «Questions of Evidence in Refugee Status Detrmination” 15:30–16:55 A group of (10) Masters' students of the Professor will be monitoring the intervention from Spain and have stated available to be utilized by Pleiades' legal dept as a working group on the documentation of strategic litigation projects. Electra-Leda Koutra, 18:00-20:00 "Perspectives of strategic work on the EU-Turkish Agreement, the rejection of requests for relocation and related issues. The utilization of academic interest and of civil society for the better and easier documentation of strategic litigation. The challenges in practice. Prospects for a strategic legal representation and challenging systemic changes by the legal proffessionals"
"Creation of the first working teams". The training doesn't end with this meeting, it will continue in time, as will the cooperation between the members of the legal department. Judge Christos Rozakis, former Vice President of the European Court of Human Rights has also offered to participate in the training of the Pleiades legal team, explaining rightful dimensions and the decision of the case of M.S.S. v. Greece and Belgium, in a supplement training to take place after June 20th.

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