19 Feb '11, 11am

Justice Training Centre set up to train lawyers in region: IBJ's founder, Karen Tse, said despite ASEAN countrie...

Justice Training Centre set up to train lawyers in region: IBJ's founder, Karen Tse, said despite ASEAN countrie...

SINGAPORE: Singapore will serve as a base to train lawyers, officials and justice advocates in developing countries in the region, with the aim of equipping them with skills and the know-how to provide legal aid to their citizens. The Justice Training Centre in Singapore, which will conduct the training, was launched earlier this week with a 4-day training course by the International Bridges to Justice (IBJ). Over 20 participants from ASEAN countries took part. The non-government organisation provides training to those working in the legal and justice system where laws are not implemented due to administrative and infrastructural limitations. IBJ's founder, Karen Tse, said despite ASEAN countries having passed laws in the last decade, providing legal aid for its citizens remains a problem. And this is where IBJ comes in. "Although many people go to law school, they may not...

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