Child Rights in Immigration - Recent Developments

Child Rights in Immigration - Recent Developments

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Course Overview

  • Child rights have had a significant impact on the UK’s system of immigration control. This course, delivered by barrister and lecturer Ben Amunwa, will discuss the key trends and their effect on recent legal challenges.

  • During this webinar viewers will be briefed on the following statutes which shape child rights:
    UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989
    European Convention on Human Rights
    Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
    Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009
    Children Act 2004
    ‘Every child matters’ green paper (2003)

    This course will also consider the following recent case law and its impact upon recent child rights litigation in the immigration context:
    Hesham Ali (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 60
    MM (Lebanon) & Ors v Secretary of State and another [2017] UKSC 10

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have considered the relevant statues effecting this area of law
  • • Be familiar with the 2 landmark cases detailed above and appreciate their significance in respect of the impact which they have had on current litigation

What is the target audience?

  • Immigration law practitioners



About Instructor - Ben Amunwa

Called to the Bar in 2013, Ben enjoys a thriving practice in commercial, civil and public law. He also loves to train lawyers and non-lawyers in a variety of areas of law, putting to work his creative and presentation skills.

Ben runs a popular legal blog, called, which aims to make the law accessible to a wider audience.

His advocacy is praised by Judges, opponents and clients. A member of 36 Civil, Ben is known for his exceptional client care and attention to detail in complex and urgent cases. Ben provides practical, cost-effective and punctual advice to a range of clients, including local authorities, professionals, businesses and individuals.

Before coming to the Bar, Ben spent over a decade in the charity sector supporting individuals in crisis. His experience of management and media enables him to perform calmly under pressure. Clients value his accessible manner and his ability to explain difficult areas of law.

Achievements include:

- representing a senior doctor in a race discrimination and harassment claim against an NHS Trust;

- securing a favourable settlement at mediation for a private client in a dispute over the construction of a multi-million pound house;

- successfully defending a teacher who faced regulatory prosecution for alleged professional misconduct over a period of 3 years;

- co-counsel in R (Medical Justice and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2016). As featured in The Guardian, the case challenged the government’s reliance on a restrictive definition of torture to justify immigration detention.

- successfully defending a local authority in a judicial review concerning duties to children in need - R (SC) v London Borough of Ealing [2016] EWHC 2765 (Admin) and representing in Court of Appeal proceedings.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Reference Notes
    4 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


  • Price
  • £ 70