“Refugees, International Labour Standards and Labour Law” Trainings Continue in cooperation with ILO and Justice Academy

Trainings were held in Istanbul, Ankara, and Gaziantep


ANKARA/ISTANBUL
– The series of trainings continue on “Refugees, International Labour Standards and Labour Law” under the cooperation of the International Labour Office (ILO) and Turkish Justice Academy.

Trainings are aiming at informing and raising awareness of rapporteur judges from the Court of Cassation and labour judges on the implementation of the “Law on International Labour Force” and “Law on Foreigners and International Protection”, and compliance with the international labour standards and national legal framework that protect refugees in the labour market.


The training covered the legislative provisions relating to the right to work of refugees and foreigners under temporary protection, detailed information on ILO conventions, and addressed the problems often faced by refugees in work life and types of court cases. With contribution from the judges who served in provinces with large populations of Syrians under temporary protection, examples of court-cases from the field were taken up and reviewed in national and international legal contexts. The training further included legal aid practice in court-cases where refugees and foreigners under temporary protection, binding rules, problems in practice and proposal for solutions discussed in groups.

The first of the training sessions was held in Ankara on April 12, 2018 and the second in Istanbul on May 8, 2018 with approximately 50 trainees including rapporteur judges from the Court of Cassation, labour judges, candidate judges and candidate prosecutors. The series of trainings were completed following the trainings in Gaziantep and Ankara.