Call for Training Applications: Lawyers for HIV & TB Justice

Deadline: 31 October 2017

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), HIV Justice Worldwide, Stop TB Partnership, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), and the Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN) are hosting a training for lawyers on strategic litigation, legal defense and advocacy on HIV and TB justice from 20-23 February 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

This training is focused on human rights based responses and approaches to the use of criminal law and coercive State action in relation to HIV and tuberculosis (TB). It offers an exciting opportunity to develop critical knowledge and skills with leading international experts on HIV and TB criminalisation and human rights.

Objectives

The proposed training seeks to enable and equip lawyers, in the African context to:

  • Understand the lived experiences of people who are surviving HIV and TB criminalisation.
  • Understand why overbroad criminalisation is harmful to human rights and to effective responses to HIV and TB.
  • Successfully defend cases and institute strategic litigation to protect human rights in cases of unjust or overbroad use of criminal law and coercive means in relation to HIV and TB.
  • Plan, implement and contribute to advocacy on issues of HIV and TB criminalisation.
  • Develop and implement regional / national-level strategies to effectively address HIV and TB criminalisation.

Benefits

SALC will cover the follow expenses for all participants:

  • Economy class return flights to Johannesburg.
  • Travel insurance for the duration of their trip.
  • Accommodation for a maximum of 5 nights in Johannesburg.
  • Airport transfers in Johannesburg.
  • All meals while at the hotel.

Eligibility Criteria

  • They invite applications from lawyers in Africa with 3+ years experience and an interest in human rights and HIV and TB.
  • The training will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation in French and Portuguese as required.

How to Apply

Applicants can submit their application via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Call for Training Applications.

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