DT 1768 An Introduction to the Asylum System and the Rights of Children (ECRE)

This course forms part of ILPA's project on ‘Upholding Legal Rights for Unaccompanied Children: Fostering Quality Legal Assistance in the Asylum Procedure’ - in collaboration with ECRE. The aim of this project is to ensure access to quality legal assistance for unaccompanied children by improving the knowledge of legal standards that protect and promote children’s rights in Europe, including the right to asylum.

This is a free course. To book a place, please complete and submit the following application form.

More information: To understand core definitions and gain a clear understanding of basic concepts relating to international protection, and, to become aware of main legislative instruments

Event details

Date(s):18 April 2018
Start Time:10.00
End Time:17.00
Audience:Practitioners and non-practitioners
Main area:Asylum;Other
Main area other:Children's Rights
Aim of course:For participants to have greater knowledge of key concepts and guiding principles on unaccompanied children seeking international protection to enhance and complement their own practice.
Topics:Key definitions of international protection, relevant provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and it's guiding principles, procedural rights applicable to unaccompanied asylum seeking children, the role of the legal representative to ensure child's legal interests are protected
Tutor details:Kalvir Kaur, Freedom From Torture; Martina Flanagan, North Kensington Law Centre.
Tutor biographies:Kalvir Kaur - Freedom from Torture, Solicitor. Vital Voices Fellow 2017, ECPAT Children's Champion 2014, recipient of LALY in Immigration & Asylum 2008, Level 3 accredited and supervisory status. Contributor to various good practice guides and regular speaker and trainer on children's rights, child trafficking and more recently, impact of trauma. ELIL volunteer lawyer.  

Martina is the Senior Solicitor/Immigration Department Supervisor at North Kensington Law Centre, Level 2 Accreditation with Supervisory Status with over 18 years’ experience in immigration and asylum law focusing on women, children and young care leavers and more recently Grenfell Tower Survivors and Bereaved Family Members 

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