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The Nairobi Code

Model Rules of Ethics for Legal Advisors in Refugee Cases

Promulgated at

SOUTHERN REFUGEE LEGAL AID CONFERENCE (SRLAC)

Nairobi, Kenya

1 February 2007

also published at: 19:4 International Journal of Refugee Law 736 (2008) and 35 Immigration Review 527 (2007)

For information about the Nairobi Code’s drafting history, click here.


1 SCOPE AND PURPOSE

2 DEFINITIONS

3 ADVISOR-CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS

4 DILIGENCE

5 CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

6 CONFIDENTIALITY

7 DUTY OF INTEGRITY

8 DUTY TO AVOID EXPLOITATION

Annex 1Model Minimum Standards of Qualifications for Legal Advisors for Refugees

Annex 2Complaint Mechanism as a Feature in a Professional Accountability Structure for Legal Aid Providers


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