Legal aid workshop in Jaffna

Head table:Sarveswaran, Shyama Salgado, Dr Janaki Vidanapathirana and Swairee Rupasinghe
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) conducted a residential workshop for Legal Aid lawyers to strengthen legal aid for vulnerable groups in the country from October 20 to 21, 2016 at Jetwing Hotel Jaffna.

The sessions were conducted on the following topics. Sarveswaran, senior lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo ; Labour law and Labour related issues including sexual harassment in the workplace.

Swairee Rupasinghe, ILO ; rights violations of migrant workers from point of pre-departure to reintegration

Madhu Dissanayake, FPA; reproductive rights and employment

Shyama Salgado, ILO - the core Conventions of the ILO and obligations springing from ratification of the same.

Dr. Janaki Vidanapathirana, National STD /AIDS control programme- Legal protection for key populations and PLHIV

Around 40 LAC lawyers including panel lawyers in north and east provinces and other areas such as Kantale, Polonnaruwa and Colombo participated in this workshop.