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WEB 1030 An Introduction to Asylum claims based on Sexual Orientation or Gender identity (WEBINAR) – Refugee Week Series – FREE

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WEB 1030 is FREE. Spaces are limited to 100 and are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Book your place HERE. Thank you to UKLGIG for delivering this training on a pro bono basis. 

This course will focus on the aspects of an initial claim and appeal based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It requires some knowledge and experience of the asylum procedure. 

Topics will include: 

– Building trust with LGBTQI+ clients
– Credibility Issues (incl. late disclosure) 
– Witness statements 
– Evidence 
– Essential caselaw
– Key resources for lawyers 


16th June 2020
3:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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Tutor details:
Marios Kontos, UKLGIG and Bojana Asanovic, Lamb Building
Tutor biographies:

Bojana is a barrister at Lamb Building, practising almost exclusively in immigration, asylum and nationality. She has become known for her work on cases involving sexual orientation and gender identity both in asylum and immigration context. Chambers and Partners 2020 described Bojana as a "leading light on complex European law issues" and "very bright and meticulous in her preparation, and is absolutely one of the principal barristers for LGBT and immigration cases."

Marios Kontos is a solicitor and the Legal Officer of UKLGIG. He provides legal advice and assistance to LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and helps deliver the organisation’s policy work. Marios has extensive experience in immigration, asylum and public law, having previously worked at Duncan Lewis Solicitors and UNHCR in London. He is certified by the Law Society as a Senior Caseworker.



Concessionary Training Prices: £50
Member Training Prices: £100
Non Member Training Prices: £180
CPD Hours:
Aim of Course:

The course is aimed at practitioners who wish to improve their understanding of asylum claims based on sexual orientation or gender identity. After the course, participants will feel more confident to represent LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum up to and including appeal stage. 

Spaces Left:
Immigration caseworkers and members of organisations dealing with asylum claims based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Webinar with case studies and group discussions