[CALL FOR APPLICATIONS] REGIONAL TRAINING FOR LAWYERS ON “REMOVING LEGAL BARRIERS TO TREATMENT: LEGAL TRAINING ON HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS”

Salc : Staff Writer

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is a non-profit organisation that works to advance human rights and the rule of law in southern Africa. With funding though the United Nations Development Programme as a principle recipient in a regional grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, SALC is hosting a regional training meeting: “Removing legal barriers to treatment: Legal training on health and human rights.” The meeting will bring together some 50 legal practitioners from across Africa for training on strategic litigation to support health and human rights, particularly for persons who face heightened vulnerability to HIV and TB (key populations). Speakers will include senior legal practitioners, academics, and advocacy experts.

DATES: 27-29 June 2016 (09:00 – 17:00)

VENUE: Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International, Johannesburg, South Africa

SALC invites applications from practicing lawyers with 3+ years of experience with an interest in human rights and health. Applicants from any country in Africa that employs common law / mixed common law and/or judicial review systems will be considered.

Further details of the training are available in the Concept Note and Draft Programme below. SALC will provide for the airfare, accommodation and meals of participants accepted to the training. There is no fee to attend.

Applicants are required to send a completed application form (see below) and copy of a valid passport to Pamela Timburwa at PamelaT@salc.org.za by no later than 23 May 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by 30 May 2016.

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

Concept Note

Draft Programme

Participant Application Form