‘Best interests’ of children and immigration control: the current state of the law

Date: Tuesday 21 October 2014

Time: 18.30 - 20.00

Location: Doughty Street Chambers

Venue: 53-54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

Speakers: Catherine Meredith, Phil Haywood

CPD: 1.5

Fee: Free

This seminar will focus on the application of the ‘best interests’ principle in relation to children, by an examination of the current law as it is relevant to both substantive and procedural issues. The issues to be covered will include the position of  a child who is:

  • An unaccompanied or separated child making a claim for refugee status or humanitarian protection ;
  • A dependent in an applicant for asylum or humanitarian protection;
  • Joining family members in the UK under the Immigration Rules;
  • Dependent on an application for leave to remain by parent(s) or guardian(s);
  • Directly affected by removal or deportation of a parent, guardian, carer, or other family member;
  • A victim of trafficking

We will also be looking at the important new provisions relating to children in the  Immigration Act 2014.

To reserve your place, please RSVP to events@doughtystreet.co.uk  or contact  a member of our events team on 020 7404 1313.

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