San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Speakers: Samuel Boutruche Zaravac, UNHCR Strasbourg and David Leonard, BL
The course will combine substantive and practical aspects of protection from refoulement under the ECHR and is intended to provide legal practitiioners with concrete and practical legal tools. The course will cover in detail all aspects of a Rule 39 request, including their object and purpose, scope, admissibility conditions and evidentiary requirements; elaborate on the recent developments of the ECtHR's case law regarding the scope and the degree of individualisation of the risk of torture, inhuman or degrading treatment; and address the relevant standards and case law under Art. 13 ECHR, i.e. the right to an effective remedy, taken in conjunction with Art. 3 ECHR and other articles of the ECHR in non-refoulement cases. Participants will be instructed on drafting a Rule 39 application and will undertake a practical case study.
Samuel Boutruche Zaravac holds a PhD in European Union law from the Law Faculty of Aix-en-Provence and has worked with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) since 2004. From 2004 to 2009, he served successively as Legal Associate in the Strasbourg Representation, a Protection Officer in a field office in Eastern Chad an dan Associate Legal Officer in the then UNHCR Representation to the European Union. From 2010 to 2011, he was Litigation Coordinator in the Bureau for Europe and represented UNHCR before the ECtHR, as a counsel in the case of I.M. v. France and as an advisor in teh case of hirsi and Others v. Italy. In this capacity and during his time at the UNHCR Representation in Strasbourg, he has gained an extensive knowledge of the asylum-related case law of the ECtHR. He has also published a number of articles about EU asylum law.
David Leonard is a graduate of Queen's University Belfast and a practising barrister who specialises in asylum, immigration and human rights law. He has appeared in many judicial review applications and statutory appeals in the High Court and Supreme Court concerning asylum and immigration. He is also co-ordinator of the Asylum and Immigration Law module on the Barrister-at-Law degree at the King's Inns, Dublin.