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Refugee Law & Protection in Thailand 2020

1 April - 15 May

 **As concern regarding COVID-19 increase and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, CPG and our event partners has made the decision to ‘POSTPONE’ a training course on ‘Refugee Law & Protection in Thailand’ on 1-3 April/ 13-15 May 2020 until a later date this year.

For applicants who have already applied, we will keep your information in our database. The applicant does not have to re-apply when the training course can be rescheduled.

We apologize for any inconvenience and we also would like to say thank you for your interested in our training course. Stay all well and safe.

The Asian Governance Foundation, the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) – Representation in Thailand, and the Center for Asylum Protection (CAP), with support from Hanns Seidel Foundation, host a six-days intensive training course on Refugee Law & Protection in Thailand.

As refugees and asylum seekers continue to arrive in Thailand from a number of Asian countries, effective protection and accurate legal advice remain major challenges. Though state and non-governmental organizations, and human rights lawyers have developed considerable capacities in delivering much-needed services, relevant legal and theoretical knowledge, but also practical skills, are in constant need of being updated and refreshed.

Moreover, the building and maintenance of strong networks and a regular exchange of experiences is necessary to contribute to a more effective delivery of advisory services. This training course on the most relevant legal, theoretical and practical aspects thus brings together important stakeholders and contributes to improve the protection of refugees and asylum seekers in Thailand.

The course is split into 2 x 3 days, and is conducted on:

  • 1-3 April, and
  • 13-15 May 2020

at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University (Tha Prachan campus).

This training course offers substantive and practical sessions as well as two field trips. It is conducted partly in Thai and partly in English and is suitable for participants who deal with refugee and asylum issues in their professional work or civil society engagement.

Tentative sessions include:

  • Introduction to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Thailand and Beyond
  • Thai Immigration Law and the National Screening Mechanism Regulation
  • International Instruments relating to Refugee Protection, UNHCR’s Mandate and the Global Refugee Compact
  • The 1951 Refugee Convention: Refugee Definition and Refugee Status Determination
  • Regional Developments of Refugee Protection in Southeast Asia
  • Meeting Essential Needs of Communities: Access to Health Care and Education
  • Enhancing Refugee Self-Reliance, including regional/global perspectives
  • Gender Aspects of Refugee Protection
  • Protection of Refugee Children and Families
  • Victims of Human Trafficking
  • Introduction to Legal and Practical Aspects of Immigration Detention; Alternatives to Detention
  • Strategies for Legal Advice and Access to Justice
  • Ethical Issues re: Refugee Representation
  • Interviewing and Fact-Gathering Techniques for Practitioners & Work with Trauma Victims

The training is free of charge. Lunch is included. A certificate is provided for participants who attend at least five of the six days of training.


To apply for this course, please fill in the Personal Information Form (Survey Planet – click: https://s.surveyplanet.com/l6_z147c) and send an email with your CV to events@cpg-online.de (Ms. Venus Phuangkom). Only complete applications (Personal Information Form + CV) will be considered.

In case the number of applicants exceeds the number of available seats, the organizers reserve the right to select the most suitable candidates.

Application deadline: 25 March 2020

For questions about this event, please contact Ms. Venus Phuangkom, events@cpg-online.de.


1 April
15 May


Center for Asylum Protection (CAP)


Faculty of Law, Thammasat University
2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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+66 2 613 2971