Project ‘Know your rights’

Mid October the Know Your Rights Project has started. Know Your Rights is a program which is set up by international law firm DLA Piper in cooperation with NGO New Dutch Connections and the VU. The program engages 25 selected asylum seekers and refugees in a 12 week educational course covering a variety of legal topics, including immigration and asylum, education, employment and sports. The goal is to empower participants by increasing their core legal knowledge and associated soft skills. Around 20 students of the Law and Global Society minor and the IMRL master participate in the programme as buddies of the asylum seekers and refugees.