The second South Asia Short Course on Refugee Rights and Advocacy took place from 13 to 18 June 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Organised in partnership with the International Law and Relations Study Centre of Kathmandu School of Law, this course aimed to strengthen participants’ capacity and knowledge in advocating for the rights of refugees in the region with a specific focus on the South Asia sub-region.
24 participants from countries across the region took part in the week-long course – which included NGO workers, academics, refugee lawyers, policy advocates, and refugees themselves.
The course used an interdisciplinary approach, covering refugee rights and advocacy from a variety of angles but aiming primarily to increase participant knowledge of international refugee protection frameworks, advocacy strategies and approaches. The course utilised a number of teaching and learning approaches such as case studies, lectures and group work. Overall, it aimed to be interactive and encourage participant input for mutual learning and exchange. This year we also introduced ‘Community Visit’ and ‘Gender and Refugee Advocacy in the National, Regional and International Level’ as new additions to the course.
The full Short Course Report can be found here.