Please find below information on the forthcoming training seminars that Still Human and the Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) are organising on how to challenge the conclusions reached in the UKBA's Operational Guidance Notes (OGNs) using country of origin information (COI).
To date, Still Human has published commentaries on the Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, OPT, Somalia, Sudan, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe OGNs, which aim to be useful tools to allow legal representatives to identify relevant COI and point to potential inaccuracies and inconsistencies in the use of COI and case law in the OGNs. The Asylum Research Consultancy was commissioned to produce these commentaries and last year it ran a series of successful seminars presenting the work to legal representatives throughout the UK.
In May this year, further seminars will be held across the UK for lawyers and those providing legal assistance to asylum seekers on how to challenge the conclusions reached in the UKBA's OGNs. The seminars are likely to include the Coalition's latest findings from the commentaries on the DRC, Occupied Palestinian Territories and Iraq OGNs.
The seminars last one and a half hours and are free. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. RSVP to [log in to unmask]
- Nottingham, Monday 14th May, 1.00-2.30pm: Paragon Law, 7B Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3AJ
- Sheffield, Monday 14th May, 7.00-8.30pm: Quaker Meeting House, 10 St. James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW
- Manchester, Tuesday 15th May, 1.00-2.10pm: Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU), 1 Delaunays Road Crumpsall Green, Manchester M8 4QS
- Glasgow, Tuesday 15th May, 6.45-8.15pm: Scottish Refugee Council, 5 Cadogan Square (170 Blythswood Court), Glasgow G2 7PH
- Birmingham, Wednesday 16th May, 6.00-7.30pm: Blakemores, 40 Great Charles Street, Birmingham B3 2AT
- London, Thursday 17th May 2012, 6.00-7.30pm: Amnesty International UK, The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
We would be grateful if you could distribute this information around your contacts.
Stephanie and Liz
Stephanie Huber and Liz Williams
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