Lecture, Barnard's Inn Hall, Thursday, 18 Apr 2024 - 18:00

Refugees: English Law's Protection or Persecution?

The Bibby Stockholm

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How are refugees protected in English law?

This lecture traces the history of refugee protection, the limits of the Refugee Convention, and changes to the law in recent decades that have made refugees’ lives increasingly difficult. The Government’s latest tranche of policies: the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 and the Rwanda offshoring scheme, are particularly brutal.

Is it time to reverse anti-refugee policies and create safe and legal routes for refugees to reach the UK, without a number cap?

Professor Leslie Thomas KC

Professor Leslie Thomas KC

Professor of Law

Professor Leslie Thomas KC was appointed Gresham Professor of Law in 2020 and is one of the top rated silks in the country, ranked leading individual by both Chambers and the Legal 500 (2022). He was made a QC in 2014.

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