Breaking the Chains Launch Event

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Sangeetha Iengar of Goldsmith Chambers’ immigration team attended a launch event at Parliament on Thursday 25th April launching ‘Breaking the Chains’, a programme co-run by Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit and Shpresa, a charity which focuses on the welfare of unaccompanied Albanian asylum-seeking children.

The discussion between inter-disciplinary practitioners threw up shared concern on the limited asylum routes available for unaccompanied Albanian children, specifically for boys and young men, in the wake of increased s.94(1) certification of Albanian protection claims.

To add to this all participants were concerned by the dearth of reliable, up to date and accurate country information and country guidance on Albanian asylum issues.  Members of the team support Breaking the Chains and Shrepsa Programme and encourage further strategic litigation in this area.