PrF:MV728K Legal Clinic - Course Information

MV728K Legal Clinic of Refugee Law

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. et Mgr. Linda Janků, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Anna Láníčková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Beáta Szakácsová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Linda Janků, Ph.D.
Lifelong Learning Centre - Commercial Activities Centres - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Bc. Jana Würzlerová
Supplier department: Lifelong Learning Centre - Commercial Activities Centres - Faculty of Law
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MV728K/01: Mon 2. 10. to Fri 22. 12. each odd Thursday 18:15–19:45 208
MV728K/02: No timetable has been entered into IS.
Prerequisites (in Czech)
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: 9/12, 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.
  • 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 an action in asylum proceedings before adminisrative courts 6. Use of country of origin information in asylum proceedings, research skilss
    recommended literature
  • JANKŮ, Linda, Eliška FLÍDROVÁ and Věra HONUSKOVÁ. Dnes migranti - zítra uprchlící? (Today Migrants, Tomorrow Refugees?). In Honusková Věra ; Flídrová Eliška ; Janků Linda. Dnes migranti - zítra uprchlící? Postavení migrantů, kteří potřebují ochranu v mezinárodním právu. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Právnická fakulta., 2015. p. 173-178, 6 pp. Studie z lidských práv č. 8. ISBN 978-80-87975-23-7. info
  • Příručka o evropských právních předpisech v oblasti azylu, hranic a přistěhovalectví. Lucemburk: Úřad pro publikace Evropské unie, 2015. 263 stran. ISBN 9789292395087. info
  • Teorie a praxe azylu a uprchlictví. Edited by Pavel Šturma - Věra Honusková. 2. dopl. vyd. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Právnická fakulta, ediční středisko v nakl. Eva Rozkotová, 2012. 253 s. ISBN 9788087146682. info
  • HONUSKOVÁ, Věra. Definice uprchlíka a její výklad a aplikace v současném mezinárodním právu. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Právnická fakulta, 2011. xv, 268. ISBN 9788087146453. info
  • MOLEK, Pavel, David KOSAŘ, Hana LUPAČOVÁ, Miroslav JURMAN and Věra HONUSKOVÁ. Zákon o azylu :komentář (Asylum Act: commentary). Edited by David Kosař - Pavel Molek. Praha: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2010. 736 pp. Komentáře Wolters Kluwer. ISBN 978-80-7357-476-5. info
  • 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
Teaching methods
Seminars - practical exercises with guests (other seminars) Practice in an NGO and in asylum centres and Office of the Public Defender of Rights Argumentation seminar Opportunity to participate in the Asylum Law Moot Court
Assessment methods
obligatory presence at seminars and in the NGO
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016.
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