is a Former Judge of the United Kingdom Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), who retired toward the end of 2013 with 21 years’ experience as a judge in the fields of immigration, asylum and human rights law. She has extensive experience working internationally on refugee rights, especially in relation to women and children, including publications and training work with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and other organisations. She is Chair of the Board of Prisoners of Conscience Appeal Fund; a Trustee and former Chair of the Inderpal Rahal Memorial Trust and Chair of the Unaccompanied Migrant Children’s Court Steering Group. She has written on a variety of aspects of refugee and human rights law, has been working with non-governmental organisations on Lesbos and, separately, with an academic research project concerning deaths in the course of the migrant journey “Mediterranean Missing”, as well as ‘Last Rights.”
She is the author of “In Potters’ Fields” a viewpoint piece published in November 2015 that seeks to throw light on the matter and calls for action including the development of guiding protocols.
is a Children’s Human Rights Lawyer (currently non-practising), former legal and policy officer including for Coram Children’s Legal Centre; The Children’s Legal Centre; Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture; Islington Law Centre, Wilford Monro Solicitors. He has spoken and delivered training on the rights of children, in particular, refugee, asylum seeking and migrant children, both nationally and internationally, and been an adviser to the Children’s Commissioner England.
is a lawyer and member of the Athens Bar Association. She holds a PhD in international human rights law from the European University Institute in Florence. She has significant litigation and training experience in the field of migration and asylum, has acted as a consultant on human rights issues for national lawyers and has provided legal representation in selected cases before the European Court of Human Rights. In 2016 she was appointed as the national trainer on human rights and asylum in Greece under the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) program of the Council of Europe.
Her professional experience includes her appointment as a chair of the Appeal Committees in the Greek asylum service and her participation in UNHCR’s emergency mission to the island of Lesvos. As an academic researcher, she has been involved in several projects on asylum and migration management with the European University Institute in Florence and the Hellenic foundation for European and Foreign Policy in Athens and has written articles, policy papers and academic papers on a wide range of issues including detention, labour trafficking and migrant smuggling.
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