Palestine refugees and the interpretation of article 1D of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees
This workshop will focus on legal issues relating to Palestinians who seek asylum in the UK. This workshop will examine:
- The historical situation of Palestine refugees
- International law of Palestine refugees and Article 1D’s interpretations
- Litigating asylum claims in the UK and interpreting the ECJs El Kott decision and UNHCR interpretive notes under UK asylum law and practice.
DATE: MONDAY 27 JULY 2015, 8.45 A.M. – 5.30 P.M.
VENUE : Oxford Quaker Meeting room, 43 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LD
The deadline for registration is 5 June 2015.
FEE: £350. The fee includes tuition, workshop materials, lunch and refreshments.
This course is suitable for: legal professionals, researchers, post-graduate students and those with an interest in immigration law.
This refugee law workshop offers 6 hours CPD
Oxford Rights Workshops offers unaccredited CPD points for solicitors who chose to follow the new continuing competency approach
GUEST SPEAKERS AND TUTORS:
SUSAN M AKRAM, CLINICAL PROFESSOR, BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Professor Susan M. Akram teaches immigration law, comparative refugee law, and international human rights law at Boston University. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC (JD), and the Institut International des Droits de l‘Homme, Strasbourg (Diploma in international human rights). She is a past Fulbright Senior Scholar in Palestine, teaching at Al-Quds University/ Palestine School of Law in East Jerusalem
DAWN CHATTY, PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND FORCED MIGRATION; FORMER DIRECTOR, RSC
Professor Dawn Chatty is a social anthropologist and has conducted extensive research among Palestinian and other forced migrants in the Middle East. Some of her recent works include Children of Palestine: Experiencing Forced Migration in the Middle East (ed. with Gillian Lewando-Hundt), Berghahn Press, 2005, and Dispossession and Displacement in the Modern Middle East, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
ELIZABETH RUDDICK, SOLICITOR AT WESLEY GRYK SOLICITORS LLP
Elizabeth is a solicitor at Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP, a firm with a leading role in personal immigration law in the UK. Her current practice covers a broad range of cases, but focuses on asylum and applications based on human rights and family relationships. She is qualified as a solicitor as well as an Attorney-at-Law in the State of New York.
Elizabeth first practiced immigration law in the US in 1996, and in the UK in 2007. Elizabeth is a native of New York City, and has lived in Germany and Italy as well as the UK. She was educated at Harvard University, Boston University, and the London School of Economics. After graduating from law school, she clerked for Hon. Nancy Gertner at the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts, before joining the Immigration Group at Dechert Price and Rhoads in Philadelphia. After moving to the UK, she practiced law at Elder Rahimi Solicitors and Refugee and Migrant Justice, specialising in asylum and refugee law. In addition to preparing asylum and immigration applications, she has represented her clients as an advocate before both the First Tier and Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber.