English barrister delivers LGBTI asylum masterclass

English barrister S Chelvan of No5 Chambers came to Dublin this week to deliver a masterclass on LGBTI asylum to over 60 judges, lawyers and government officials at the home of the Irish Bar Council.

Mr Chelvan, delivering the masterclass for the Irish Refugee Council, provided training on the specific needs of asylum seekers claiming on grounds of sexual or gender identity. The two-hour masterclass also included audience participation.

The event was organised as part of the Irish Refugee Council’s increased commitment to improving understanding and awareness of asylum law across the profession.

Next week, Mr Chelvan will travel to Scotland to present a new paper on asylum at a roundtable event hosted by the University of Glasgow School of Law.

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