Legal Empowerment Leadership Course 2016
Read the news item covering the course here.
In the past several years, a significant momentum has been created on the importance of access to justice in ensuring equitable and inclusive development. Against this background, and with their complementary exposure to practice and theory, the CEU’s School of Public Policy (SPP), the Open Society Justice Initiative and Namati, in collaboration with the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS) at BRAC University, will organize an executive course that will offer an opportunity for leading thinkers amongst the development community with a range of perspectives to come together to learn from each other and identify strategies to strengthen justice and development planning and programming.
Access to justice and legal empowerment for the poor and vulnerable is, as the course will highlight, fundamental to sustained, equitable development, and inclusive, peaceful societies. The four-day course will focus on international rule of law assistance and the extent to which it addresses concerns about reducing poverty and fostering economic development. Its intention is to contribute to at least partially solving the analytical and empirical puzzle that international actors face when they intervene as they address the demand and the supply side of justice.
Overall, the course will encourage, support and cultivate a global cadre of leaders who have a common understanding of legal empowerment, particularly of the poor, to commit further to its advancement from the perspective of global goals and their national programs, research and advocacy.
Please find the course brochure here.
Applications are welcome via the online application form.
The application deadline has been extended to 3 July 2016.