REDRESS- Free Online Training
Published 11/03/2019 by Wahida Ahmed
REDRESS has prepared a free e-learning course designed for community organisations and similar organisations without specialist legal knowledge.
The aim of the training is to raise awareness among community organisations in relation to the following:
- The concept of torture in the international human rights framework
- How to seek accountability for torture
- The aspects of the international human rights system which may be most useful to those who are in contact with;
- Torture survivors within the asylum system, or
- Others at risk of mistreatment in immigration detention.
REDRESS aim to improve participants’ ability to:
- Identify key cases
- Develop strategies to seek redress including the use of complaints mechanisms, court cases, and advocacy (including the use of the UK Parliament)
- Refer appropriate cases to REDRESS or other professionals
The training covers a wide range of areas.
- An introduction to international human rights and torture, including:
- Key treaties
- Definitions of torture
- How to seek accountability
- Torture issues in immigration detention
- Definitions of torture
- Vulnerable detainees
- Liability of private providers of immigration detention
- Torture issues in the asylum process
- The concept of non-refoulement (sending someone to another country where they will face the risk of torture)
- Vulnerable asylum seekers
- REDRESS mechanisms
- UN Mechanisms
- Litigation in the UK and the European Courts
This course is aimed at community organisations and similar organisations without specialist legal knowledge who have contact with migrants and asylum seekers in the UK. There is no requirement for prior knowledge.The training explores the aforementioned issues from a UK perspective. Please note that, this is not training on immigration law, and nor will it enable participants to give regulated immigration advice.
The training is delivered with a basic introduction in the form of an interactive “e-learning” package, and this will be supplemented by a series of webinars in which certain key topics (as requested by participants) can be explored in more detail.
The course (which includes a quiz at the end to test your new knowledge) should take about 1 – 1.5 hours to complete, but you don’t have to do it all at once – you can come back to the materials as often as you like!
You can even apply for a Certificate to confirm you have completed the course!
Find out more about this course and other free courses that REDRESS offer.