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This event will address a number of issues, including: Dublin returns; the UK Supreme Court Ruling in EM(Eritrea); the pending ECtHR ruling in Tarakhel; the rights of migrant children and citizenship rights; interactions between the Charter and the Convention.


  • Hilkka Becker, Senior Solicitor, Immigrant Council of Ireland and Member, Refugee Appeals Tribunal
  • Cathryn Costello, Andrew W Mellon Associate Professor in International Human Rights and Refugee Law, University of Oxford 
  • Siobhan Stack SC, Law Library, Dublin
  • Moira Shipsey, Solicitor, Legal Aid Board and Member, Refugee Appeals Tribunal (Chair)


The event is open to all and is free of charge to ISEL members (there is a €30 charge for non-ISEL members, payable on arrival). Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please register for the event on the ISEL website. There will be a dinner for the speakers following the session which ISEL members are welcome to attend. To register for the dinner, please email:

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