ON BEHALF OF QUEEN MARY'S IMMIGRATION LAW PROGRAMME
An Unaccompanied Migrant Children's Court for the UK?
WHEN: 7 March 2017, from 17h30 to 21h00 PM
WHERE: QMUL, Mile End Campus, LAWS 210
We are delighted to welcome speakers from the Unaccompanied Migrant Children's Court Steering Group, including its Chair, Catriona Jarvis.
The plight of unaccompanied migrant children will be familiar to many of you. You may be less familiar with the proposal to establish an Unaccompanied Migrant Children's Court in the UK, a sort of 'one stop shop' to help migrant children address the many complex problems they face, in a holistic manner.
Catriona Jarvis will lead a panel discussion on the work of the Steering Group in seeking to establish this court. A former Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), Catriona Jarvis has extensive experience in the field of immigration and asylum law and human rights.
Other participants include:
- Ann Haigh, Chair of Nagalro, The Professional Association for Children's Guardians, Family Court Advisers and Independent Social Workers;
- Alison Stanley, solicitor, Managing Partner and Joint Head of the Immigration Department, Bindmans LLP;
- Pat Monro, former First-tier Tribunal Judge (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), former senior children law practitioner;
- Maud Davis, solicitor advocate, Member Partner at TV Edwards LLP, children law specialist, Committee Member Association of Lawyers for Children.
The work of guardians, social workers and legal practitioners is vital to the welfare of unaccompanied migrant children and the speakers will offer a range of perspectives on how this can best be secured and the role a new court might play.
Refreshments will be served after the panel discussion and we encourage you to stay and chat.
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