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.  

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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Eve was referred to MiCLU about 2 months before she turned 18. The situation was urgent…

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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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Snapshots of reality

Young people on our Breaking the Chains project used 35mm film disposable cameras to capture their lives as part of the project evaluation. The young asylum seekers captured some beautiful images which they combined

Access to justice for all migrants

The immigration legal aid sector is at breaking point. It has been for several years, with serious consequences for individuals in need of representation, and practitioners who are beyond stretched. MiCLU, together with Islington

Is Albania a safe country?

What motivates people to seek asylum in the UK is the frequent focus of discussion around cross-channel migration but is not always well understood. In recent years and especially following a sudden peak in

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