A compilation of resources that can be used by immigration and asylum lawyers representing young Albanian asylum seekers

MiCLU and Shpresa Programme‘s Breaking the Chains project has brought together specialist barristers, solicitors and academics to consider how legal professionals and others can ensure that children from Albania are granted meaningful protection against the risks of return to abuse in their country of origin or further exploitation in the UK. 

As part of this initiative MiCLU have worked with other partner organisations to create and gather a toolkit of resources.  


Waiting, its worse when we see there is no progression. When we see progression: ok we can see. When you see nothing, everything struggling there is nothing, no hope.”

Public letter, signed by 25 child and migrant rights organisations, raising concern about the serious issues caused by Home Office delays in decision-making.

Policy, Research & Consultation

We help organisations, lawyers and charities to understand the needs, rights and entitlements of migrant and refugee children, and to develop projects supporting advocacy for their needs.

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Strategic Litigation

We take forward and help set up strategic litigation to achieve wider impact beyond individual cases to ensure that the rights of migrant and refugee children and young people are fully considered in law, policy and practice affecting their lives.

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Education & Training

MiCLU offers bespoke training on issues relating to migrant and refugee children’s rights to a range of organisations and individuals. We also work with young people to design and deliver training for young people and professionals supporting them.

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Advice & Representation

We provide direct, specialist legal representation to migrant and refugee children in asylum and immigration matters, based on a pioneering child-centred legal service. We have a 100% success rate in our direct representation to date.

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Habibullah was 13 years old when he arrived in the UK. Alone with nothing. He had made the journey from Afghanistan after the Taliban had attached his family.

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For some time, lawyers and others concerned for the welfare of separated children seeking international protection have expressed concern that principles enshrined in other spheres of work with children.

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FACT CHECK: Albanian boat arrivals

Breaking the Chains is a unique project designed to meet the specific needs of asylum-seeking children and young people from Albania, as one of the most marginalised communities of asylum seekers, by providing a

Into the Arms of Traffickers

Earlier this week we were were excited to help launch new research by Christine Beddoe that considers how Home Office delays put young unaccompanied asylum-seekers at risk of trafficking. Young people from Shpresa Programme who

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