Know Your Rights

Do you want to know about the rights you have in the Netherlands?
Join our online ‘Know Your Rights’ module!

On march 18, global law firm DLA Piper, along with New Dutch Connections, the Vrije Universiteit(VU), UNHCR and other partners will run an online Know Your Rights Project. This is an English legal education program for up to 25 asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who are building new lives in the Netherlands.

The participants of this program will receive weekly courses on various legal topics (as shown below with dates and time). The sessions will be taught by DLA Piper lawyers and other legal professionals such as DLA Piper clients.
In addition to the weekly courses, you will work with a student from the VU and a lawyer from DLA Piper on a project with a legal topic of your interest, which you will be presenting at the end of the course 

We will also expand your network during these trainings with a mentor from DLA Piper and a buddy from the VU.

Are you interested in joining? Or do you have any questions about this course?
Please contact Jan Pirot via mail or telephone:

Phone:   0620100144


Thursday March 18, from 16.30 until 18.00h
Immigration & Asylum Law
(VU and UNHCR)

Thursday March 25, from 16.30 until 18.00h
Family reunification procedures
(VU and UNHCR)

Thursday April 1, from 16.30 until 18.00h
Employment: Right to work for asylum seekers and refugees, working permits, basic types of employment contracts under Dutch law and the basics of Dutch labour law and employee rights and overview of the job market.

Thursday April 8, from 16.30 until 18.00h
Fundamentals of Dutch contract law, offer, acceptance, general terms and conditions, remedies (performance, termination of the contract, damages for non-performance) and some common types of contracts such as consumer contracts.

Thursday April 15, from 16.30 until 18.00h
Health: The right to healthcare in NL, rights of patients and confidentiality, insurance schemes and various institutions implicated.

Thursday April 22, from 16.30 until 18.00h
Housing: Housing law in NL, housing contracts, and rights of tenants in social and private accommodation.