AOBTCAsylum Officer Basic Training Course
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(143.) AOBTC, supra note 140, at 10-11; RAIO Training, supra note 140, at 15 n.34.
(151.) AOBTC: Female Asylum Applicants, supra note 127, at 15.
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The course consists of in-depth training on refugee law, and much of the material is drawn from the AOBTC. This 3 week training covers all grounds, including religion, on which a claim for refugee status may be based and involves specialized training on international human rights law, nonadversarial interview techniques, and other relevant national and international refugee laws and principles.
(1) Asylum Officers are required to complete two five-week training courses, the Adjudication and Asylum Officer Basic Training Course (AAOBTC), and the Asylum Officer Basic Training Course (AOBTC).