The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC), partnered with the Legal Policy Research Center (LPRC) and with the support of the British Embassy in Kazakhstan, are organising a series of five webinars on international human rights law and best practice for lawyers in Kazakhstan.
The aim of these webinars is to provide an overview of international human rights law, and how to use international standards and international and regional frameworks effectively in responding to challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinars follow a first round of training delivered in person to lawyers in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in December 2019.
The webinars will be held between 9 February and 23 February 2021 (9 February, 10 February, 16 February, 17 February, 23 February). Each webinar will be held at 1pm (GMT) or 7pm (GMT+6).
The webinars will cover:
- Right to a fair trial / Implementation of fair trial standards in the COVID-19 environment. What has changed in practice?
- Freedom of expression and assembly / Realisation of freedom of peaceful assembly. How has the law and practice changed in the COVID-19 environment?
- Detention / Health care access and denial for pre-trial and custodial detainees during the COVID-19 period
- Discrimination / Migrants and asylum seekers. Protection issues in the COVID-19 period
- Privacy / Protecting workers’ rights and modern slavery.
Participation in the webinars is free for lawyers based in Kazakhstan but spaces are limited.
For further information please contact [email protected].