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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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In search of justice for young Albanians

David Neale, a legal researcher and former barrister for Garden Court Chambers, writes in his blog for Refugee Week about his experiences collaborating on MiCLU’s Breaking the Chains project. Breaking the Chains was created in 2018 as a

Nomination for Kids in Need of Defense UK MiCLU hub

Kids in Need of Defense UK's MiCLU hub have been nominated for the Law Society Excellence Awards along with our fantastic pro bono partners, to whom we are so thankful for their tireless work: Covington