台灣人權促進會、國際特赦組織台灣分會與法律扶助基金會，將於11月2-5日舉辦難民審查培訓，邀請聯合國難民署（UNHCR）前資深官員Brian Gorlick、亞太難民權利網絡律師Brian Barbour、國際難民與移民法官協會成員Allan Mackey和Martin Treadwell 、加拿大移民難民審查小組成員Maureen Silcoff等。
Allan Mackey is the former President of International Association for Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ); during Mackey’s presidency, IARLJ had collaborated closely with UNHCR in holding workshops and conferences. As a visiting professor at University of Tokyo, Japan, his prowess in refugee studies extends to comparative analysis concerning the asylum mechanism in East Asia. Mackey had previously served as
Chair of the Refugee Status Appeal Authority (NZ), Deputy Chair of Immigration and Protection Tribunal (NZ), and Senior Immigration Judge (UK).
Brian Barbour is a practicing lawyer presiding over the Regional Protection Division of Asian-Pacific Refugee Rights Network. His consultancy work with Act for Peace, Japan, involves research, analysis and advocacy strategy to strengthen the refugee protection systems across Asia-Pacific jurisdictions. Previously, he had led the Protection and Assistance Unit of Japan Association for Refugees, and had served as Executive Director for Hong Kong Refugee Advice Center.
Currently a faculty member of the Refugee Law Initiatives MA programme at University of London, Brian Gorlick had worked with UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and UN Secretariat for over twenty-five years; his last assignment being the Deputy Representative (Protection) at UNHCR Malaysia. Gorlick had served as Policy Developments Editor for International Journal of Refugee Law (Oxford University Press), and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1990.
Jenn McIntyre is the Director of Romeo House, a Canadian NGO that resolves to support refugees in establishing themselves and in integrating into their respective communities with dignity; particularly by way of providing them with transitional housing, settlement necessities, and emotional support resources.
Martin Treadwell heads the Asia-Pacific Chapter of International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges. As the Deputy Chair of Immigration and Protection Tribunal, New Zealand, Treadwell has garnered considerable experience in determining appeals pertaining to refugee status and deportation.
Maureen Silcoff is the sitting president of Canadian Association for Refugee Lawyers and a former member of the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board(IRB). As a practitioner in the field of immigration and asylum for over three decades, her endeavours and expertise has been highly endorsed by reputed scholars and practitioners.