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WEB 1189 FGM Claims (FREE Members’ Webinar)

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Please email amira.rady@ilpa.org.uk to book you free place.

This training is for ILPA members only. If you're not yet an ILPA member but would like to join then you can find out more information here or email info@ilpa.org.uk

In this webinar, we will look at how to successfully argue claims based on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). We will discuss the need for expert medical and country evidence and what this should address. We will have a detailed look at various country guidance decisions and useful Policy Guidance documents. There will also be a consideration of the link between asylum and immigration law and FGM protection orders.  

In this webinar, we will aim to cover the following:

•    An understanding of what FGM is, including the types of FGM, the prevalence of the practice globally, cultural underpinnings and motives, consequences of FGM, issues relevant to risk
•    A quick overview of the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 and the mandatory reporting duties
•    FGM Protection Orders (FGMPO) and the link between these and asylum law
•    A look at relevant UKVI Policy Guidance 
•    Useful country guidance decisions to discuss risk factors, how to address arguments on credibility, state protection and internal relocation 
•    Dealing with practical issues such as anonymity and vulnerable applicants
•    Expert evidence
•    Practical tips and examples
•    Case Activity / Group Discussions


September 21
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Tutor details:
Priya Solanki, Barrister at One Pump Court Chambers
Tutor biographies:

Priya is a busy specialist in immigration, asylum, human rights and nationality law. She appears regularly before the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chambers and the Administrative Court. 

She has a particular interest in and experience of cases involving violence, trafficking, FGM, mental health issues and vulnerable clients. She regularly provides in-house training, seminars and webinars. 

She is cited as a leading junior in Immigration (including business immigration) in Legal 500 with the Directories stating, “she has a sharp mind and demonstrates excellent client care”, "she is tactically astute, good under pressure and very persuasive in court" and "she is very knowledgeable in presenting appeals".

CPD Hours:
Spaces Left:
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced
This webinar is suitable for practitioners working in immigration and asylum law. It is suitable for individuals who are seeking more knowledge and experience and it will be a useful refresher and update course for those who are experienced in this field.
Webinar with case studies & Q&A