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One-day seminar on immigration and asylum

24 Aug 2023 / law society Print

One-day seminar on immigration and asylum

The Law Society is to hold a one-day seminar on EU immigration and asylum law, particularly as it relates to vulnerable groups of migrants (TRALVU) 

The course will take place in the main lecture theatre in Blackhall Place on Thursday 26 October (9.30am to 4.30pm).

The Law Society says that migration towards the EU is a complex socio-economic phenomenon that is evolving quickly and in various directions.

Fundamental rights

The current migratory situation creates difficulties, not only in relation to the management of huge flows of migrants, but also in ensuring protection of their fundamental rights.

The seminar is being held in conjunction with:

  • European Lawyers Foundation (ELF),
  • Spanish Bar Association,
  • Athens Bar Association,
  • Italian Bar Association,
  • Polish Bar of Attorneys-at-Law,
  • Cyprus Bar Association, and
  • Paris Bar Association.

This seminar is suitable for solicitors familiar with immigration issues and experienced working with groups of vulnerable migrants.

Those who attended the TRALIM conference, held at the Law Society on 9 March this year, will also find it particularly useful as it advances the subject matter. 

It is worth 5.5 CPD points.

Topics and speakers

The topics to be covered are:

  • The European framework (EU, CoE, ECtHR) in relation to vulnerable migrants, 
  • Migrant workers: trafficking and labour exploitation, 
  • Migrant children and migrant families, 
  • Migrant women and migrant LGBTI+, 
  • Migrants with disability, elderly migrants and migrants with diseases and trauma, 
  • Migrants with individual types of vulnerability. 

Cindy Carroll (deputy chair, International Protection Appeals Tribunal) will chair the event. 

A graduate of law fof UCC, Cindy was called to the Bar of Ireland in 1995. 

In March 2018, she was appointed as deputy chair of the International Protection Appeals Tribunal, where she is a decision-maker in asylum-related appeals.

The speakers include:

  • Vasileios Stathopoulos (project manager, ELF, Netherlands),
  • Professor Colin Harvey (Professor of Human Rights Law and Director Human Rights Centre, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast),

  • Barbara Egan, principal managing solicitor, Legal Aid Board, Law Centre (Smithfield, Dublin),

  • Dr Liam Thornton, Associate Professor, School of Law, University College Dublin,

  • Katie Mannion, managing solicitor, Irish Refugee Council Independent Law Centre, Dublin.

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