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Refugee Week ‘No Fees for Refugees’

Leave to Remain

15-18 February

Queen Mary's LLM in Immigration Law is holding a series of wide-ranging events oriented towards the current refugee crisis, as part of QMUL's #RefugeesWelcome initiative. The Refugee Week aims to raise awareness and address the legal challenges posed by the crisis and offer assistance to refugees and their families with practical matters such as legal aid and education.

A panel discussion will be held, comprising of leading scholars in Refugee law and a seminar held by Professor François Crépeau, UN Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants (organised in the framework of the CJC Annual Lecture and the LLM in Immigration Law). In addition, the film ‘Leave to Remain’ will be screened followed by a debate and closing speech by Professor Elspeth Guild.

We are also holding a series of sessions giving the opportunity for refugees and asylum-seekers to gain practical knowledge and address possible questions on three matters; on how they can have access to legal aid, what are their entitlements and where they can seek help; how they can have access to education (particularly with regard to University education), what is their treatment by Universities because of their vulnerable position; and how they can recognise their qualifications as obtained in their country of origin in order to seek employment that is suitable for them in the UK.

Please see our webpages below for more information about the events and how to book.

The Programme

Open Day Advice Sessions for Refugees

Open to refugees and their families only

  • 15 February - Access to Legal Aid
  • 16 February - Access to Education and Recognition of Qualifications

Annual Seminar for the Criminal Justice Centre and the LLM in Immigration Law

17 February

Speaker: Professor François Crépeau, UN Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants

Topic: ‘Banking on Mobility over a Generation: From Criminalisation to Administration of Migration Flows’

Film Screening - ‘Leave to Remain’

18 February

Film Screening ‘Leave to Remain’, followed by Q&A with members of the cast and closing speech by Professor Elspeth Guild (QMUL) (The Great Hall, People’s Palace)

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