This free event taking place on Friday, 1 June 2018 aims to bring together specialist barristers and solicitors to consider how legal professionals and others who support young Albanians in the UK 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.

The event proper starts at 2.15-5pm (with soft reception and light lunch from 1.15pm) at the Houses of Parliament (Portcullis House) and is jointly organised by MiCLU and Shpresa Programme, and sponsored by the Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP.

Young people will be present to speak about their experiences and answer questions, and expert speakers will talk on the following topics:

  • Blood feud cases and challenging the country guidance
  • Representing trafficking victims and strategic litigation considerations
  • Child-centred case work and how to work with young people
  • Review of country of origin literature and addressing the gaps in research

For more information about the challenges working with unaccompanied Albanian asylum-seeking children read here.

For the event programme click here.

To register click here.