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20/05/2024
Professional Learning
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Supporting the advice sector with a new range of Professional Learning workshops

Our new schedule of Professional Learning courses offers advisers the opportunity to build upon their professional skills and develop their knowledge of Social Security, Immigration and Employment matters.

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20/05/2024
Immigration
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Little Amal visits Northern Ireland on her inspirational journey

We were delighted to be part of the special celebrations in Belfast last week welcoming Little Amal on her inspirational journey to raise awareness of the plight of refugees around the world.

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13/05/2024
Immigration
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Law Centre welcomes High Court decision in NI Human Rights Commission challenge to the Illegal Migration Act

The High Court today ruled that certain parts of the Illegal Migration Act (2023) amount to a ‘diminution of rights’ in Northern Ireland.

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01/05/2024
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New edition of our Social Security Law and Practice Bulletin published

The spring 2024 edition of our quarterly Social Security Law and Practice Bulletin has just been published.

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30/04/2024
Immigration
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Rwanda update for asylum seekers: April 2024

It is important for asylum seekers to know what to do if they are at risk of being sent to Rwanda for their asylum claim to be processed. This briefing provides some practical tips for asylum seekers.

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25/04/2024
Immigration
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Northern Ireland refugee statistics – April 2024

UPDATED April 2024! The Migration Justice Project at Law Centre NI has updated its briefing outlining statistics around people coming to Northern Ireland seeking safety and sanctuary.

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24/04/2024
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More households to ‘Move to UC’ earlier, but no date confirmed for NI

In its 2022 Autumn Statement, the Government delayed the transition to Universal Credit for ESA and ESA with Housing Benefit claimants until 2028. Following the Prime Minister’s speech last week, this has now been brought forward.

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23/04/2024
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Inspiring the next generation of social justice lawyers

Over the last three months, Law Centre NI has hosted 18 final year law students from Queen’s University Belfast as part of their Clinical Law Module. Read our new blog on how we are supporting the next generation of social justice lawyers.

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23/04/2024
Immigration
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Our statement on Safety of Rwanda Bill

We are severely disappointed that the Government has passed the Safety of Rwanda Bill, disregarding the unanimous judgment of the Supreme Court that the Rwanda scheme was unlawful.

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17/04/2024
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Cliff Edge Coalition calls for Northern Ireland Executive to act to remove the two-child limit

Read the Cliff Edge Coalition's full statement following Opposition Day debate on two-child limit.

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28/03/2024
Employment
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Law Centre NI launches multilingual video: A Guide to the Employment Tribunal in Northern Ireland

Law Centre NI has launched a new video guide on the Employment Tribunal process, which will help people to understand what they should expect when submitting a claim.

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28/03/2024
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Upholding the right to live in dignity

Respect for the dignity of all people is the thread running through all our work. If we spot an injustice, we work hard to put it right - and that is exactly what we were determined to do when we first met our client CG.

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