SAILS Quarterly News Digest - December 2016

News UMSAILS, Dhaka, Bangladesh - 14th December 2016

 SAILS Quarterly News Digest - December 2016


Quarterly News Digest

December 2016

Heralding a new era for legal empowerment and human rights in South Asia

Dear readers, it is my pleasure to introduce to you the new quarterly newsletter from the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS). We hope that this newsletter will help to keep you updated on how SAILS is tackling the issues of legal empowerment, access to justice and sustainable development from a uniquely South Asian perspective.
2016 has been an exciting year for SAILS – we have scaled up our regional trainings of trainers on paralegalism, we are working on improving curriculum development and pedagogy for paralegals in Bangladesh and our ambitious research agenda is investigating issues such as performance of courts, delivery of digital government services and implementation of SDG 16 in Bangladesh. We are also developing a new regional MA programme on Human Rights and Sustainable Development, to be launched in 2017.
We are thrilled to have you as a part of the our network. If you have any feedback or would like to get involved with SAILS then please do get in touch.
Warm regards, 

 Manzoor Hasan, OBE
Executive Director, SAILS


Innovative approaches for regional training of trainers

Using Alternate Legal Education methodologies, the ToTs aim to create an understanding of paralegal capacity building as a holistic intervention. 

SAILS Working Paper Series on SDG 16 in Bangladesh 

The series examines various aspects of SDG 16 implementation - assessing current interventions, performance of courts, digital government services, SDG 16 progress indicators and more.

Improving paralegal curriculum in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, SAILS is helping to develop training curriculum for paralegals and trainers that is both suitable for the local context and incorporates regional best practices.

Regional MA on human rights & sustainable development 

In 2017, SAILS will launch a multi-disciplinary MA programme focusing on SDG 16 from a South Asian perspective. The programme is aimed at development professionals.

Upcoming events

Launch of national process in Nepal in December, 2016 
4th regional ToT to be held in Kathmandu in February, 2017
SAILS to launch series of short courses and fellowship programme on SDG 16

News from our network

Asia Foundation: Afghanistan in 2016 - A survey of the Afghan people
Open Soceity Foundations: Keeping the internet open for all in Pakistan
Namati: Community Land Protection Facilitators' Guide


SAILS is a regional center working to promote and strengthen rule of law in South Asia through the means of legal research, education, training and networking.


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