Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Successful training day to launch this year's Pro bono projects

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Pro bono training day

The Bail Observation Pro bono Project carried out their training day on November 21 following a call for volunteers.

The BOP was formed in 2009 by members of Campaign to Close Campsfield (closecampsfield.wordpress.com), an immigrant removal (detention) centre in Kiddlington. BOP started because of concerns about immigration bail hearings and the experience of immigration detainees.

This fantastic project helps bring about positive changes to the lack of justice in immigration tribunals and helps make serious improvements to the treatment of vulnerable human beings.

This year the School of Law are also running the Prison Pro bono Project, helping prisoners from HM Prison Spring Hill. Last year Brookes students helped several of the men to access education and employment opportunities, and this year they’re looking to improve on that success.

The School of Law is also looking to continue its work with the Fahamu Refugee Programme (now the Rights in Exile Programme (refugeelegalaidinformation.org) and will be providing interns with the opportunity to focus on the ‘Special Issue’ of ‘Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity’.

For more information on Pro bono opportunities and studying law at Oxford Brookes visit https://www.brookes.ac.uk/school-of-law/.