The Nairobi Code

Published: 11 Oct 2016

The Nairobi Code is an ethical standard for organizations providing legal aid to refugees. The Nairobi Code is available in PDF format in English, and is also available en Español, en Français, Na Hrvatskom, V Slovenščini, 日本語で, and на русском. (Note: the Russian version has yet to be cross-checked).

This page also provides training materials for law clinics and lawyers providing Pro Bono legal aid to refugees under the Nairobi Code.

The training materials are Nairobi Hypothetical Situations and Answers and Nairobi Code Discussion Leader’s Guide.

They are intended:

  • for participants to learn the intricacies of the Nairobi Code and its principles;
  • for participants to learn to apply the Nairobi Code in a variety of situations; and
  • for participants to understand that if they think they have an ethical conflict with a client, they should seek advice!

Access the training manual here.