Promoting Legal Empowerment for All

16 Oct 2018 - Tue / 1 day / 2:00pm - 5:30pm / Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia, Unit 2-02A, 2nd Floor 2 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

Understand the strategies available to protect individuals — regardless of their gender, or status as refugees, or stateless or displaced persons — through an examination of existing laws from international perspectives. Considering that Malaysia has enacted various laws for the protection of children  — some of which incorporate provisions of international treaties — the speaker will provide insights into the use of these international human rights standards in the domestic context.

Highlight: This event has been postponed until further notice.
Member: RM 90
Members admitted from 1 July 2011: RM 70
Law Student: RM 50
Pupil in Chambers: RM 50
Non-Member: RM 180
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD: Bridges
CPD Points: 2
Event Code:


Registration for the event will begin at 2:00 pm.

Understand the strategies available to protect individuals — regardless of their gender, or status as refugees, or stateless or displaced persons — through an examination of existing laws from international perspectives. Taking into account that Malaysia has enacted various laws for the protection of children, some of which incorporate provisions of international treaties, the speaker will provide insights into the use of these international human rights standards in the domestic context. The discussion will include the following:

  • In the courtroom: identify specific global and regional case law that provides the necessary precedents needed for cases on sexual exploitation, human trafficking, and the protection of vulnerable populations;
  • Available resources: gain insights into the available international law resources that can be optimised for domestic use; and
  • Be aware of how campaigns can be organised to inform the people we serve about the “what, where, and how”, to embrace legal empowerment for their own protection.


Dr Tanya Herring is a legal scholar who is a Senior Fellow/Researcher in the United Kingdom. She holds multiple degrees: doctorate degrees in education and management; LLM in International Criminal Law and International Human
Rights, MBA, and MSA. She is a Doctoral Candidate in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights, and has the following specialised training/certification: Children at the Heart of Human Rights Certification Program, University of Geneva; Institute of Statelessness and Inclusion, Tilburg University, the Netherlands; Advocacy Training, Association of Defence Council Practising before the International Courts and Tribunals; Arbitration, Bangor.

Dr Herring’s research proffers a framework that incorporates legal empowerment, succinct with the Palermo Convention’s national application in Southeast Asia, and global generalisable principles for domestic implementation. Her research premise suggests that human trafficking, smuggling, and multiple forms of exploitation, can be mitigated by optimising the applications of the Palermo Convention. Her areas of expertise include the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; self-determination principles; and the International Labour Organization Forced Labour Conventions: CO29, C182, and PO29.

Terms and Conditions

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Cancellations must be made in writing at least 48 hours prior to the event.

If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.


Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:

  • Full refunds will be issued if the cancellation is notified to the organiser three business days before the event.
  • No refunds will be issued if the cancellation is notified to the organiser less than three business days from the event.

The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.


You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.


CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.


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