CANCELLED - HCRI Public Lecture: Working with age-disputed young migrants
Unfortunately, the public lecture has been cancelled. We aim to reschedule later in the year.
Public lecture: working with age-disputed young migrants with Laura Gibbons, Public Law Solicitor at Greater Manchester Immigration Aid (GMIAU), who specialises in representing age disputed unaccompanied asylum seeking children to challenge unlawful age assessments and in accessing appropriate support from the local authority. Dr Antoine Burgard, lecturer in history of humanitarianism at HCRI will chair the lecture.
One of the greatest difficulties for young people on the move during their journey can be in proving their age: they must prove that they are under 18 and therefore legally a child. Under this status, they gain access to additional protection, state support, and in some cases, it impacts the outcome of their asylum application. In the current hostile environment that fosters a widespread ‘culture of disbelief’ towards migrants, age claims are increasingly disputed by the Home Office. During the lecture, Laura Gibbons will discuss her work with age-disputed young migrants as a solicitor with GMIAU and will give an overview of the current legal framework in the UK and its implications for young people on the move.
The talk was originally scheduled for students in Dr Antoine's class however, it is being opened up to the public as part of the University's UN Convention on the Rights of the Child anniversary campaign:
Register for your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hcri-public-lecture-working-with-age-disputed-young-migrants-tickets-97292419245
Dr Antoine Burgard
Role: Lecturer in history of humanitarianism
Organisation: Greater Manchester Immigration Aid
Travel and Contact Information
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