Through workshops, PILnet is giving law professionals the tools to fight human trafficking. On February 28 and March 1, PILnet, in collaboration with Liberty Shared and Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF), held two workshops for international and local law firms and lawyers in Thailand as part of its Anti-Trafficking in Persons (ATIP) project.
The first workshop (Pro Bono Workshop) was a half day workshop focused on the development of pro bono initiatives within law firms and provided participants with guidelines and best practices of how to establish their own pro bono programs.
The second workshop (ATIP Workshop) focused on the international and national legal framework of trafficking in persons and aimed to strengthen participants’ understanding of the issue as well as on how to support ATIP organizations.
For the 15 participants who attended, the workshops were the first occasion for this select group of lawyers to meet, get to know one another, and understand how they can help and support anti-trafficking civil society organizations.
All participants will be invited to a future roundtable, which will gather lawyers and NGOs to discuss possible collaborations.