MV728K Legal Clinic of Refugee Law

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2013
Extent and Intensity
0/1. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Hana Lupačová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Linda Janků, Ph.D. (assistant)
Supervisor
Mgr. Hana Lupačová
Institute of Legal Skills and Innovation of Studies - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Bc. Martin Pěnčík
Supplier department: Institute of Legal Skills and Innovation of Studies - Faculty of Law
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MV728K/01: Mon 30. 9. to Fri 20. 12. each even Wednesday 18:15–19:45 025, H. Lupačová
Prerequisites
SOUHLAS
Administrative Law (at least first semester).
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 12 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/12, only registered: 0/12
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
  • Law (programme PrF, M-PPV)
Course objectives
The course focuses on asylum and immigration law and on practical aspects of this field of law. The theory in the course is covered by a separate course Legal clinic, theory preparation which the students of the clinic are supposed to participate in. There is a practical exercise on every seminar (see the course syllabus). After the first three lessons students practice in an NGO and at the office of Ombudsman. Within the practice students also visit asylum centres and detention centres. In the clinic lessons students may exercise some aspects of legal counselling with feedback from lawyers practicing migration and refugee law and practice the knowledge in an NGO. In the second semester students may provide counselling to individual clients under expert supervision. The course is interlinked with the Asylum and migration law, during which theory in these fields is provided, in the lessons of the clinic there is place to try certain aspects of legal counseling with feedback from lawyers practicing law. Later on, there is a possibility to apply the knowledge during practice in a non-governmental organization. In the first half-year students do not treat clients of the NGO in person but they already take part and prepare certain legal documents, during the second half-year they deal with a case-study from the NGO and work on a real case for a specific client under the supervison of the NGO legal counsellor. The students have the possibility to find out what the work of a lawyer in an NGO is like, how law can assist a specific group of persons for whom often the NGO is the only source of legal counselling. The value added compared to other work in practice consists in the time dedicated to specific preparation in theory and the time dedicated to preparation for work with clients.
Syllabus
  • 1. Introduction Examples of persons who can be considered as refugees under Geneva Convention 2. Asylum proceedings before administrative body Students play role-plays (interview in RSD procedure), receive feedback (seminar lectured by a former Ministry of Interior employee) 3. Client communication - lecture by psychologue and role-plays with difficult clients (muslim women, agressive clients...) 4. Court proceedings Writing decisions on international protection; feedback; court proceedings. For homework - writing action against a decision on international protection. 5. Presentation of action at a court How to present oral argumentation 6. Feedback on actions and reflection on practice in NGO 7. Use of country of origin information in asylum proceedings, research skilss
Literature
    recommended literature
  • JÍLEK, Dalibor. Společný evropský azylový systém:doplňková ochrana (The Common European Asylum System: The Subsidiary Protection). první. Brno: Masarykova Univerzita, Spisy Právnické fakulty MU č. 320, 2007. 235 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-4476. info
  • JÍLEK, Dalibor and Renáta KLEČKOVÁ. Společný evropský azylový systém : procedurální směrnice (Common European Asylum System : Procedure Directive). / editoři: Dalibor Jílek a Renáta Klečková. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2006. 214 pp. Spisy PrF MU. Řada teoretická ; Svazek 304. ISBN 80-210-4058-0. info
  • JÍLEK, Dalibor. Společný evropský azylový systém:právní pojem "pronásledování" : sborník (The Common European Asylum System: The Common Concept of "Persecution"). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2005. 275 pp. (Spisy PrF MU v Brně. Řada teoretická ; Sv. 292). ISBN 80-210-3798-9. info
  • JÍLEK, Dalibor. Společný evropský azylový systém:právní pojem "pronásledování" : sborník (The Common European Asylum System: The Common Concept of "Persecution"). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2005. 275 pp. (Spisy PrF MU v Brně. Řada teoretická ; Sv. 292). ISBN 80-210-3798-9. info
Teaching methods
Seminars - practical exercises with guests (other seminars) Practice in an NGO and in asylum centres Argumentation seminar Opportunity to participate in the Asylum Law Moot Court
Assessment methods
obligatory presence at seminars and in the NGO
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017.
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