[CALL FOR APPLICATIONS] Removing Legal Barriers to Prison Health and Human Rights: Legal Training for African Lawyers

29 November, 2016

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is a regional non-profit organisation that works to advance human rights and protect the rule of law in southern Africa. With funding though the Africa Regional Grant on HIV, SALC is hosting a 3-day regional training meeting for lawyers entitled “Removing legal barriers to prison health and human rights.”

The training meeting follows from the first held in June 2016 on Removing Legal Barriers to Treatment: Legal Training on Health and Human Rights. This second installment will focus on providing African lawyers with insights into practice and strategic litigation to support prison health and human rights, particularly for persons who face heightened vulnerability to HIV and TB (key populations). Speakers and presenters will include senior legal practitioners, academics, prison health officials, and advocacy experts from across Africa.

DATE: 13-15 March 2017

VENUE: (TBC) Johannesburg, South Africa

SALC invites applications from practicing lawyers with 3+ years of experience with an interest in prison health and human rights. Applicants from any country in Africa will be considered. The training will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation for French and Portuguese speakers.

SALC will provide for participants’ airfare, accommodation, and meals during the training. There is no fee to attend the training. SALC will not be responsible for unauthorised cancellations, missed flights or changes to these bookings.

Applicants are required to send a completed application form (see below) to applications@salc.org.za together with a copy of your passport with the subject line “Regional Prisons Training Application”, by no later than 5 January 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by 30 January 2017.

Please refer any questions you may have to Annabel Raw, Health Rights Lawyer at SALC:

Email: AnnabelR@salc.org.za

t: +27 (0)10 596 8538

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Participant Application Form

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