Title of Presentation: Blocked By Borders: Law Clinics in Support of Migrants
Short Abstract: Migrants are facing continuously borders (in a wider sense) when they move from one country to another but also while staying in a foreign country. The enforcement of human rights especially in the area of migration is therefore an important and on-going challenge for all parts of society. Well-trained and responsible lawyers can be important actors within this process.
In many countries, Law Clinics dedicated to offer research and legal assistance for the benefit of migrants are playing an important role in order to emphasise the sensitisation of students as future professionals to the problems of social justice and to foster a sense of social responsibility.
This session proposal aims at bringing together CLE realities from different countries in order to: discuss the role of legal clinics in the struggle of migrants contrasting borders (such as research, strategic litigation, legal consultancy and street lawyering), exchange experiences, discuss challenges and develop cooperation.
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