Leiden IHL Clinic team members participate in ECCHR conference in Berlin

On 6-7 November 2015, four members of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic of the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum flew to Berlin to attend the 4th Annual Alumni Meeting of one of the clinic’s cooperation partners, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR).

 

On 6-7 November 2015, four members of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic of the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum flew to Berlin to attend the 4th Annual Alumni Meeting of one of the clinic’s cooperation partners, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR). The representatives of the clinic got an insight into the human rights work of this NGO and exchanged ideas and experiences with other international lawyers from all around the world. 

After attending several panels on human rights issues, the participants had the opportunity to take part in different thematic workshops. For example, the working group on "Litigating migrants’ rights at the borders" addressed violations of the human rights of migrants and refugees which take place at the EU borders. The members of this working group were able to understand some of the refugee law legal challenges by doing a legal analysis of a fictitious case scenario of migrants crossing internal borders of the EU.

The study trip to Berlin was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Mr. P. Heering Fund and the assistance of the Leiden University Fund.


Last Modified: 02-12-2015