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Meet the Practitioners: Are women asylum seekers made vulnerable by UK asylum procedures?

When: Thursday, February 24, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Online,

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Queen Mary School of Law logo and Kingsley Napley LLP logo stacked on top of each otherJoint Queen Mary University of London, School of Law, Immigration LLM and Kingsley Napley Seminar Series 2021-2022:

Meet the Practitioners: 5 Conversations between Key Practitioners in Borders, Immigration and Asylum Law and Practice from a UK Perspective

This evening seminar series is sponsored by the Queen Mary Immigration LLM and Kingsley Napley LLP. It is designed to provide an opportunity to listen and contribute to structured conversations among practitioners in the field of borders, immigration and asylum law in the UK and internationally on key issues. The content and impact of the Nationality and Borders Bill 2021 where relevant will be taken into account. This series is designed for advanced law students, academics, policy makers and practitioners who are interested in the development of migration and asylum law and constitute a new stage in the cooperation between the Queen Mary Immigration LLM and Kingsley Napley.

Are women asylum seekers made vulnerable by UK asylum procedures? Katie Newbury, partner, Kingsley Napley and Max McClellan, Senior Protection Associate, UNHCR (London) Chair: Professor Elspeth Guild.

Many international organisations have recognised the particular vulnerabilities that some women encounter when they are forced to flee their home countries and seek asylum abroad. In the UN’s Global Compact for Refugees, specific consideration is given to how to minimise these vulnerabilities and ensure that women in need of international protection receive it. In this conversation, Newbury and McClellan will examine how the new Nationality and Borders Bill (or Act by that time) impacts on women in need of international protection and how best its implementation can assist to provide it.

**Please note this will be taking place online and that joining instructions will be sent on the day.