This page contains activities that you can complete to test your knowledge of the Nairobi Code.
One good way to ensure that your staff does not ethical mistakes is to train them to identify ethical problems.Hypothetical and issue-spotting exercises are two ways to prime your advocates to be constantly aware of ethical issues. Asylum Access developed The Nairobi Code Discussion Leader’s Guide, which is a good tool to use to train your staff.
The following case study will help you think about how a failure to prime legal advocates to constantly think about ethics can create difficult situations for your organization.
The situation presented in this case study has a relatively clear answer based on the Nairobi Code’s provisions. However, you will encounter many situations in which the decisions are more ethically ambiguous. The activity is uploaded as both a PowerPoint and as a PDF so that you can either do the activity with your entire staff or just take it by yourself.
The following hypothetical situations will also help you test your understanding of the Nairobi code and how to apply it.
Duty of confidentiality
For this activity, imagine that you are a legal advisor for Asylum Access in a country where UNHCR conducts refugee status determination (RSD). Please read the following documents. These documents make up the case files of Mr. Moyo’s, a client from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
After reading his files, open the file labeled “Duty of Confidentiality Training Activity” and answer the questions about the nature and extent of your obligation to keep his information confidential.
A few other notes before you start: only the first page of the testimony and legal brief are included. Assume that each document is ten pages long. For the Amnesty International report, please review only the first page.
- Case Study: Mr Moyo’s file (1. Psychologist Report)
- Case Study: Mr Moyo’s file (2. Newspaper Clipping)
- Case Study: Mr Moyo’s file (3. Newspaper desertion announcement)
- Case Study: Mr Moyo’s file (4. Testimony)
- Case Study: Mr Moyo’s file (5. Legal brief)
- Case Study: Mr Moyo’s file (6. Passport)
- Case Study: Mr Moyo’s file (7. Army ID card)
- Case Study: Mr Moyo’s file (8. Draft summary for organization publicity)
- Case Study: Mr Moyo’s file (9. Amnesty International Report)
- Duty of Confidentiality Training Activity
Please note that the client: Mr. Moyo, his documents, case file and the all facts therein are fictitious and were invented for purposes of this training, with the exception of the Amnesty International Report. Any resemblance to any actual Asylum Access clients or any other individuals is purely coincidental.
Duty of integrity
Click on the link below to take the duty of integrity quiz. This quiz will test your knowledge of this duty.
Click on the link below to take the client-advisor relationship quiz. This quiz will test enable you to see how well you have understood this part of the Ethics in Legal Aid training.
Conflicts of interest
Click on the link below to take the conflicts of interest quiz. This quiz will test enable you to see how well you have understood this part of the Ethics in Legal Aid training.
Duty to avoid exploitation
Click on the link below to take a quiz on the duty to avoid exploitation. This quiz will test allow you to see how well you have understood this part of the Ethics in Legal Aid training.