ILPA was founded in 1984 and remains true to the principles of its founders, as set out in ILPA’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. These describe our work to promote standards of best practice, and the breadth of all of all our activities. We work across all areas of immigration, asylum and nationality law, concerning migrants from all countries of the world, without discrimination.
ILPA’s strength is that our members support each other. Members communicate by email, as well as face to face, and through meetings and mailings. Members share information and views, contribute to working group email groups and to discussions. Members’ contributions are also what make ILPA’s influencing work so powerful, as members feedback their views to those making decisions on law and practice.
ILPA’s highly regarded training sessions are an opportunity for trainers and attendees to share in a collaborative project to improve knowledge and standards of practice. We also team up with others, in the UK and overseas, for training and conferences. Members contribute to training sessions as attendees and as trainers, and suggestions from members inform the development of ILPA’s training programme.
At ILPA, practitioner members do not simply voice their own interests but the interests of clients and of a just and equitable, non-sexist and non-racist immigration, asylum and nationality law practice. ILPA uses its powerful voice in influencing work to speak up for the rule of law and for people under immigration control. ILPA members have frequently spoken up for measures that will make their own lives as practitioners more difficult, because these measures would be better for people under immigration control. Opposition to racism and sexism in immigration, asylum and nationality law and practice informs all ILPA’s work.
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