Maldivian Pro Bono Initiatives:  Building Partnerships in Legal Aid
Oct10

Maldivian Pro Bono Initiatives: Building Partnerships in Legal Aid

On July 20th, 2016 BABSEACLE Directors Bruce A. Lasky and Wendy Morrish were invited by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Maldives Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to assist as resource persons in the country’s first “National Legal Aid Conference” under the theme “Pro bono initiatives: building partnerships in legal aid”. The day-long Conference was held at the Bandos Island Resort, about a 40-minute boat ride...

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Baseline Study Interview – Bringing Justice Closer to Women Suffering from Gender Based Violence (GBV)
Oct02

Baseline Study Interview – Bringing Justice Closer to Women Suffering from Gender Based Violence (GBV)

The baseline survey on Bringing Justice Closer to Women Suffering from GBV, otherwise known as the Women’s Access to Justice (GBV) project, aims to increase democracy and human rights, among communities, by providing them with greater understanding of gender based violence, including access to justice, regarding vulnerable women, in Laos i.e, to ensure that the rights of  women, at risk from GBV, are strengthened and protected.      ...

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4th ENCLE  Conference 2016 “Clinical Legal Education and Access to Justice for all: from asylum seekers to excluded communities”
Feb27

4th ENCLE Conference 2016 “Clinical Legal Education and Access to Justice for all: from asylum seekers to excluded communities”

  As the A2J & Event Initiative Coordinator for BABSEACLE, and as the Southeast Asia Clinical Legal Education Association (SEACLEA) representative, I participated in the 4th European Network of Clinical Legal Education (ENCLE) Conference, which was held on the 27th & 28th of October, 2016, at the University of Valencia, Spain.  Travelling alone, this was my first visit to Europe. I was the only one from the Asia region to...

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The Beginnings of a CLE Program at Khon Kaen University (KKU)
Feb27

The Beginnings of a CLE Program at Khon Kaen University (KKU)

On 22nd-23rd October, Nathakan Chomphouthong, BABSEACLE Thai team member, and BABSEACLE Lao team members, Pavina Thephithak and Bounthy Xaechao, were invited to train Khon Kaen University (KKU) students, at the first Clinical Legal Education (CLE) workshop, on their Nong Khai campus. Two Faculty of Law and Political Science Clinical Legal Education (FLP CLE) students were also in attendance.             The purpose of the workshop was...

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The Development of the International Externship Clinic in Myanmar
Feb27

The Development of the International Externship Clinic in Myanmar

BABSEACLE has been hosting and coordinating the placements of externs since 2004 throughout many countries in Asia.  The participants have come from more than 20 countries, and more than 75 universities, worldwide. Beginning in July 2015 Myanmar, as a country where international externs have been place, and local externs have come from, was added to this list. Since then, we have hosted two more Myanmar Externship Clinics that focused...

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