Training on Refugee Law from an International and Comparative Perspective:

14731338_666004783568941_5747050133173005689_nThe Refugee Law from an International and Comparative Perspective training, was conducted in continuous of successive “International Refugee Law Training” by Hamida Barmaki Organization for the Rule of Law in cooperation with Max Planck Foundation and with close collaboration of Foreign Relation Department of Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation, intended specifically for professional attaché s of MoRR and diplomats of MoFA.

The workshop commenced with brief summary of previous workshops on International Refugee Law with emphasis on implementation of refugee law in the light of Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees 1951 and its Protocol 1967, Overview of International Human Rights and Refugee Law Frameworks and Instruments, The Law and Politics of Current Problems in Refugee Protection, Defining and Classifying Asylum Seekers, Refugees, IDPs, Immigrants and Returnees, International & Regional Frameworks for Refugee Protection, Legal Protections in the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees 1951, Legal Protections for Refugees in the European Framework, Legal Protections for Refugees in Key Countries (e.g. Pakistan, Iran), Understanding the Cycle of Displacement (flight, support in host countries, integration/deportation/voluntary return), Role of State Institutions in Afghanistan, Negotiation of Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements on Refugee Protection, Negotiation Policies and Strategies of the Afghan Government, Methods of Negotiation and Dispute Settlement for Afghan attachés and diplomats.

The training gradually went more interesting when all participants were given practical team work opportunity on clarifying the various roles of Afghan diplomats in refugee protection abroad, practical problems in the design and implementation of refugee law and policy, comparative analysis of approaches to problem-solving improving communication and finding common solutions on refugee protection and case studies on negotiation skills; whereas they were taught about the topic related issues and accordingly answered by the trainer with full feedback and group discussion of participants, which stand significantly auspicious opportunity for participants to enhance their knowledge.