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Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker Children seminar, 5 June

The increasingly important issue of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker Children (UASCs), children under 18 who are not cared for by any adult in this country, is the topic of a seminar on Friday 5th June 2009 organised jointly by the Glasgow Immigration Practitioners’ Group, the Murray Stable [1], and the Scottish Refugee Council [2]. In the light of recent rather inaccurate legal advice given by the Borders Agency to members of the COSLA Strategic Migration Partnership (CSMP) [3]as to the duties owed to this and other groups, the subject is highly topical.

The speakers are  Piya Muqit [4], advocate, Murray Stable, who is also Legal Officer of  Refugee and Migrant Justice [5]; Kirsty Gemmell, Senior Solicitor, Ethnic Minorities Law Centre [6]; and Fraser Latta [7], Partner, Hamilton Burns. This is the first in a series of joint seminars on immigration and asylum issues; others will be publicised for later this year. For further details contact Joe Bryce [8], advocate, or Sheila Coutts at sheila.coutts@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk.

Programme

Venue: Scottish Refugee Council [9], 5 Cadogan Square (170 Blythswood Court), Glasgow, G2 7PH. To book places (£50 per place), email participant name, organisation and contact details for invoicing to: sheila.coutts@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk; Telephone: 0141 248 9799 or Fax: 0141 243 2499

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