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Monday, 13 July 2009

How Country of Origin Information can help win asylum cases

Practical Country Specific Courses
IAS for Silver ILPA

Immigration Advisory Service (IAS) and the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) are pleased to offer free half-day training courses on Country of Origin Information as the IAS’s contribution to ILPA’s 25th anniversary. Courses will be held in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and Leeds. The country courses on offer include:

  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Somalia
  • General course on Internal Flight Alternative (IFA)
Courses will cover the following aspects:
  • Developing a research strategy and enhancing research skills
  • Identifying legally relevant country information
  • Country specific source identification - areas of strength, information gaps and how to deal with a lack of information
  • Source assessment
  • Typical claims and how to approach them using country information
  • Typical refusal letter points and means of countering them with country information
  • Issues arising from case law; scope for challenge with country information; topics on which there is no Country Guidance
  • Use of expert evidence and country specific expert listings
  • Identifying relevant country information to support the assessment of an Internal Flight Alternative
The courses will run from August to October and participants can gain 3 CPD hours. The sessions will be seminar style with written notes, discussion and case studies. Experienced country information researchers from the IAS Research and Information Unit will conduct the training.

The courses dates are as follows:

Date
Location
Country

Monday August 24th
London
Somalia

Wednesday September 9th
London
Iran

Tuesday September 15th
Leeds
Iraq

Wednesday September 16th
Manchester
IFA

Thursday September 17th
Manchester
Iraq

Tuesday September 22nd
Birmingham
Iraq

Wednesday September 23rd
Birmingham
IFA

Wednesday September 30th
London
Iraq

Thursday October 1st
London
IFA

Wednesday October 7th
London
Iran

Thursday October 8th
London
Somalia

Monday October 12th
Cardiff
Somalia

o book a place, please download the booking form.

To download this page as Word document click here.

To obtain further information, please contact Natasha Tsangarides:

Natasha.Tsangarides@iasuk.org
Tel: 020 7967 6032. Mob: 07531 381 954
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