Eastern Mediterranean University Centre for Women’s Studies (EMU – CWS) organized a workshop titled “Refugee and Fugitives within the Perspective of Human Rights”. The workshop included the participation of Refugee Rights Legal Clinic students.
The Legal Clinic course is offered to EMU Faculty of Law students as an elective course and aims to create a medium in which students are able to “learn by practice”, by seeing and being able to comprehend human rights problems. As part of the course law education isn’t just theoretical but also practical for students involved.
After carrying out research on the refugee problem and trying to define the problem by carrying out interviews, Law Clinic students presented the data they obtained at the workshop hence gaining the opportunity to express themselves before starting their profession.
EMU – CWS Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Süheyla Üçışık Erbilen provided information about the workshop noting that as a center they are trying to develop public awareness. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erbilen noted that on the occasion of human rights day, the refugee problem should be addressed with the aim of finding a permanent solution. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erbilen stated that during the second part of the workshop Faculty of Law Academic staff Asst. Prof. Dr. Nurcan Gündüz presented attendees information about “Human Trafficking” and “Human Smuggling”. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erbilen thanked Refugee Rights Legal Clinic executive Asst. Prof. Dr. Seda Orbay Yücel and clinic students for their contributions in the organization of the workshop.