Age assessment and asylum: Laura Gibbons & Gulwali Passarlay in discussion
|Starts:||16:00 23 Nov 2020|
|Ends:||17:30 23 Nov 2020|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
One of the greatest difficulties for asylum seeking children can be proving they are under 18 and therefore legally a child. Under this status, they have (or should have) access to additional protection and state support. In the current hostile environment that fosters a widespread ‘culture of disbelief’ towards migrants, age claims are increasingly disputed by the Home Office.
Join us for a conversation with Gulwali Passarlay, who will tell us about his experience of seeking asylum in the UK as a child, alongside Laura Gibbons who will reflect on her work with age-disputed asylum-seeking children at the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit.
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