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DT 1765 Advanced LGBTI Asylum protection and human rights claims

Join Chelvan as he shares with you detailed knowledge of LGBTI asylum and human rights law, providing you with the tools needed to make successful claims.
This course is specifically directed at addressing credibility assessment and risk on return in LGBT+ protection claims.  The training will specifically go through the DSSH (Difference, Stigma, Shame and Harm) model as a positive tool to establish Sexual or Gender Identity, or Expression; viewing these claims through the prism of the “not straight-cis enough” risk assessment.  Aderone Apata will be attending the training to provide her insight into her 13 year battle to obtain asylum based on her sexual identity.   Case examples will be provided to consolidate the training.

Chelvan is a Barrister at No5 Barristers’ Chambers in London.  He has established a reputation in LGBT+ asylum law since 2001, appearing in several of the most high-profile LGBT+ protection cases since 2005.  In November 2017, he was short-listed for the UN role of  Independent Expert on Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.


Event details

Date(s):19 April 2018
Start Time:16.00
End Time:19.15
Audience:OISC, Accredited Caseworkers, Solicitors, Barristers, Academics and Judges. Knowledge of the HJ/HT guidelines would be very helpful.
Main area:Asylum;Removal/deportation
Aim of course:A detailed knowledge of LGBTI asylum and human rights law to enable successful claims.
Tutor details:S Chelvan, No 5 Chambers
Tutor biographies:Barrister, No5 Chambers .  International reputation as an expert in asylum claims based on sexual or gender identity. Chelvan litigates, and provides advice on strategic litigation, from the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), up to and including the UK Supreme Court and the European Courts. His international work not only includes litigation, but also encompasses advisory work with practitioners, academics, the judiciary, UNHCR, NGOs, the media and governments.
“[A] master of his subject.  Very informative, humorous, personal, inspiring and very thought provoking.” The Right Hon. Sir Terence Etherton, Chancellor of the High Court, 11th Annual Stonewall Lecture (London: 5th February 2013).  
"He has great client skills, as well as court skills. He is a very eloquent speaker and is very watchable in court." "He has probably become the leading practitioner in the UK for political asylum claims on sexuality” (Chambers & Partners UK, 2014)
PriceConcessionary Training Prices: £60
Member Training Prices: £120
Non Member Training Prices: £240

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