2019 SUPPORTERS

 
BABSEACLE
OSJI
HSF
New Perimeter
DLA Piper
TAF
OSF
Yak & Yeti
2018 -Event and In Kind Supporters – Lanna Lawyers
Thomson Reuters Foundation
iprobono
HRBA2J
Namati
Advocacy Forum
CeLRRd
BRAC
BLAST
Chakrabarti College, Purbanchal University
CWAD
Forum for Women, Law and Development
Kathmandu University School of Law ( KUSL)
Forum for Protection of Public Interest
LACC
Legal Aid Society-Pakistan
Law and Policy Forum for Social Justice (LAPSOJ)
National Law College (NaLC)
Nepal Law Campus
pds-nepal
Transparency Maldives
Maiti Nepal
NFRJ
FNB
HIDR
RWI
HKU
Faraz, Haider, Moazzam & Co.
Supreme Court Bar Association Nepal
ANRIP
HSF
My Justice
ILF
GAJE
UNDP
UNHCR
IDPC
Innovative Legal Service
A4ID
Australian Pro Bono Contre
Nepal Bar Association
Himalayan Lawyers & Associates
Winrock
UKAID
USAID
SCCA
 

Access to Justice Exchange Sessions

The following are the various Access to Justice Exchange sessions that have been scheduled between 10-12 September 2019 and 16-18 September 2019. Some sessions are invitation only and while others require a registration cost per person to help cover the room rental, refreshment breaks, materials, and equipment hire for the session. If you wish to host/hold an Access to Justice Session, please email the 8APBC secretriat at mailto:[email protected]

2019 Sessions (Draft)

Overview & Registration

Invitation Only

International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) Regional Training Programme (Day 1 of 3)

Tuesday, 10 September
Time: Full Day
Venue: TBA, Kathmandu
With IDPC

Title: Drugs, human rights and access to justice: what is the connection?  Goals: 1) Increase the number of advocates working towards drug policies based on human rights and harm reduction in Asia, especially in South Asia 2) Increase the capacity of community and civil society representatives to advocate for drug policies based on human rights and harm reduction in Asia, especially in South Asia, including through engagement in relevant UN processes.

Partnership Workshop for LAPSOJ and iProbono Team

Tuesday, 10 September
Time: Half Day
Venue: TBA, Kathmandu
With iProbono

Internal strategy workshop focusing on the strengthening of the partnership and collaboration initiatives between LAPSOJ and the iProbono Team

Invitation Only

International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) Regional Training Programme (Day 2 of 3)

Wednesday, 11 September
Time: Full Day
Venue: TBA, Kathmandu
With IDPC

Title: Drugs, human rights and access to justice: what is the connection?  Goals: 1) Increase the number of advocates working towards drug policies based on human rights and harm reduction in Asia, especially in South Asia 2) Increase the capacity of community and civil society representatives to advocate for drug policies based on human rights and harm reduction in Asia, especially in South Asia, including through engagement in relevant UN processes.

Cost: USD $25

The Ways and Means Clinical Legal Education Achieves & Strengthens Access to Justice

Wednesday, 11 September
Time: Full Day
Venue: Nepal Law Campus, Kathmandu
With BABSEACLE & Nepal Law Campus

The workshop will focus on the Goals, Models, Programmes and Methods of CLE, and provide a practical road map of how CLE helps to achieve and strengthen Access to Justice.

Invitation Only

Roundtable Discussion: Trending Community Development Through Paralegal Support in Asia-Paralegals in Action

Wednesday, 11 September
Time: 3:00pm -5:00pm
Venue: To Be Determined 
With  Network of Women Lawyers for Research and Change 

The network is going to conduct a roundtable discussion on the scope, practices, gaps and need for paralegal practices and its role on enhancing access to justice in the Nepalese context. This roundtable seeks to generate concrete and innovative recommendations on how community paralegalism could be pursued with new vigor today and in the future. Renowned national experts in this field have accepted the invitation to contribute ideas on the above mentioned agenda, based on the insights they gained in their particular field of expertise.

Partial Invitation Only-Limited Slots Available

Cost: USD $25

Legal Empowerment Workshop

Wednesday, 11 September
Time: Full Day
Venue: TBA, Kathmandu
With Namati, OSF/OSJI & BABSEACLE

The workshop will focus on the the diversified ways and means, individuals, communities and networks achieve greater access to justice through Legal Empowerment

Invitation Only

International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) Regional Training Programme (Day 3 of 3)

Thursday, 12 September
Time: Full Day
Venue: TBA, Kathmandu
With IDPC

Title: Drugs, human rights and access to justice: what is the connection?  Goals: 1) Increase the number of advocates working towards drug policies based on human rights and harm reduction in Asia, especially in South Asia 2) Increase the capacity of community and civil society representatives to advocate for drug policies based on human rights and harm reduction in Asia, especially in South Asia, including through engagement in relevant UN processes.

Cost: USD $25

Strengthening Community Paralegalism in Asia-Recognition, Support and Public Financing

Thursday, 12 September
Time: Full Day
Venue: TBA, Kathmandu
With Namati, OSF/OSJI & BABSEACLE

The workshop will highlight recognition efforts in diverse contexts and seek to clarify the relationship to and distinctions from other professionas in the justice sector and other related services. It will offer concrete discussions of how national policies can support and promote accessibility of community-based justice providers. 

 

Cost: USD $25

The Role of Bar Associations in Supporting Pro Bono 

Thursday, 12 September
Time: Full Day
Venue: TBA, Kathmandu
With Tyler Tipping & Woods, Law Council of Australia, Law Society Pro Bono Services Singapore,  Lanna Lawyers & BABSEACLE

This workshop will provide insights and specific strategies into why and how Bar Associations can & should support pro bono. It will do so through an interactive workshop involving key  Bar Association members and others legal service providers, from the region and worldwide.

Cost: USD $25

Pro Bono and How to Do Pro Bono Training Workshop 

Thursday, 12 September
Time: Full Day
Venue: Kathmandu School of Law, Kathmandu
With BABSEACLE, HSF, DLA Piper/New Perimeter & Kathmandu School of Law

The workshop will aim to help the participants explore the variety of ways and means pro bono can and should be done by legal service providers, with a key focus on the use of interactive/practical legal ethics/professional responsibility/access to justice/pro bono lessons using the Clinical Legal Education (CLE) methodology.  

Cost: USD $25

Street Law and Pro Bono Working in Harmony to Enhance Access to Justice

Thursday, 12 September
Time: Full Day
Venue: Yellow Pagoda Hotel
With iProbono, Faculty of Law Hong Kong University & Kathmandu School of Law

The workshop, having a main focus on pro bono lawyers and other legal service providers, will focus on the ways and means that non-university based Street Law (Community Legal Education Programmes) can develop concrete and actionable project plans (“written roadmaps”) for implementing innovative justice education partnerships and practices that unite and strengthen collaborations. 

Cost: USD $100 (includes accommodation)

Workshop on Emerging Issues of Business & Human Rights in Asia Pacific (Day 1 of 2)

Monday, 16 September
Time: Full Day
Venue: Kathmandu School of Law Business, Law and Arbitration Research Center
With HRBA2J-Asia, Kathmandu School of Law, UNDP

The workshop will: 1) analyze the link between the UN Guiding Principles, the different business-related issues in Asia  2) Provide a Training of trainers on business and human rights issues using the training manual produced by the Northeast Asia group of HRBA2J-Asia 3) Develop training programs on the application of the UN Guiding Principles.

Invitation Only

Drugs and Human Rights: Utilising the Universal Periodic Review Process Consultation with Advocates in Nepal

Monday, 16 September
Time: Half Day (Morning)
Venue: TBA, Kathmandu
With IDPC

This roundtable will focus on providing a consultative platform  to develop advocacy strategies utilizing the UN human rights review mechanism known as the ‘Universal Periodic Review’ for advocates, legal service providers and community leaders for action. 

Invitation Only

Policy Dialogue Roundtable on Institutional Mechanism Related to People Who Use Drugs and Legal Service Providers in Nepal 

Monday, 16 September
Time: Half Day (Afternoon)
Venue: TBA, Kathmandu
With Rup Narayan ShresthaiIDPC

The half-day roundtable discussion will focus on having a policy dialogue on institutional mechanisms related to People Who Use Drugs and legal services providers in Nepal.

 

Cost: USD $25

Doing Pro Bono the Development Way

Monday, 16 September
Time: Full Day
Venue: TBA, Kathmandu
With ROLE UK  & a4id

The workshop will provide legal service providers with a theoretical understanding of development issues and how they relate to the law. It will also give participants an insight on how legal service providers can practically use their legal expertise to contribute to the development agenda.

Cost: USD $100 (includes accommodation)

Workshop on Emerging Issues of Business & Human Rights in Asia Pacific (Day 2 of 2)

Tuesday, 17 September
Time: Full Day
Venue: Kathmandu School of Law Business, Law and Arbitration Research Center
With HRBA2J-Asia, Kathmandu School of Law, UNDP

The workshop will: 1) analyze the link between the UN Guiding Principles, the different business-related issues in Asia  2) Provide a Training of trainers on business and human rights issues using the training manual produced by the Northeast Asia group of HRBA2J-Asia 3) Develop training programs on the application of the UN Guiding Principles.

iProbono/LAPSOJ ESCR Fellows Exchange

Wednesday, 18 September
Time: Full Day
Venue: TBA, Kathmandu
With iProbono

Internal strategy workshop focusing on the strengthening of the partnership and collaboration initiatives between iProbono/LAPSOJ ESCR Fellows Exchange

Quick Links

The 2019 Conference Organizing Team

The 2019 Conference is organised by a dedicated team of volunteers from South Asia with the support of BABSEACLE team. Click for Organizing Committee details

2019 Conference Program Information

The Consortium, its Program Committee, and the 2019 Program Advisory Group is currently putting together the Conference program. The details of the program, speakers and related information will updated in the upcoming months.

2019 SUPPORTERS

 
BABSEACLE
OSJI
HSF
New Perimeter
DLA Piper
TAF
OSF
Yak & Yeti
2018 -Event and In Kind Supporters – Lanna Lawyers
Thomson Reuters Foundation
iprobono
HRBA2J
Namati
Advocacy Forum
CeLRRd
BRAC
BLAST
Chakrabarti College, Purbanchal University
CWAD
Forum for Women, Law and Development
Kathmandu University School of Law ( KUSL)
Forum for Protection of Public Interest
LACC
Legal Aid Society-Pakistan
Law and Policy Forum for Social Justice (LAPSOJ)
National Law College (NaLC)
Nepal Law Campus
pds-nepal
Transparency Maldives
Maiti Nepal
NFRJ
FNB
HIDR
RWI
HKU
Faraz, Haider, Moazzam & Co.
Supreme Court Bar Association Nepal
ANRIP
HSF
My Justice
ILF
GAJE
UNDP
UNHCR
IDPC
Innovative Legal Service
A4ID
Australian Pro Bono Contre
Nepal Bar Association
Himalayan Lawyers & Associates
Winrock
UKAID
USAID
SCCA
 

Faces of the Asia Pro Bono Movement