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LRRRC Sharpens Staff’s Capacity

-As Its DEDA Gets Certificate In Int’l Refugee Law

The Deputy Executive Director for Administration at the Liberia Refugee Repartition and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) Madam Angeline Korpo Stewart-Weah has returned to the Country after participating in a five-day training course in international refugee law in Saremo Italy.

The   training afforded Madam Weah the opportunity to do several courses in International refugee law including; promoting law, principles and policies relating to the protection of persons in need of protection; developing a common understanding among participants on how these legislations and policies can be promoted and implemented at the national level by a variety of stakeholders.

Others are, enhancing the skills of participants in developing and applying policies and standards in conformity with principles of international law; developing a positive attitude among participants towards the protection of refugees and other uprooted people among others.

During the five-day course in Sanremo, Italy, Deputy Executive Director for Administration, Madam Angeline Korpo Stewart-Weah had the opportunity to interact with practitioners and experts on refugee protection, who facilitated various thematic sessions of the programme,

Different learning methodologies were used to encourage participants to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in their country operations in a practical and pragmatic manner or way.

The General Courses on International Refugee Law have been held since 1982. The courses are organized by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in Italy, Sanremo in co-operation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and with the support of the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration and the US State Department (Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration).

The Refugee Law Courses have been developed primarily to benefit government officials who are involved in the formulation and application of legislations and policies affecting people in need of protection.

Likewise, the courses are open to members of civil society, particularly those who advocate for and/or contribute to the protection of forcibly uprooted people. TNR    

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