World Refugee Week

The global refugee crisis is never far from the news these days and continues to be used as a political football – particularly in the UK where Brexit seems to have exacerbated the debate. The UN has recently reported that although recent conflicts in Syria, Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan have created 2.9 million new Asylum seekers, the international community has only resettled 100,000. Against this backdrop, Immigration Lawyers welcome the chance to celebrate the positive contribution refugees make to our communities that World Refugee Week offers. It’s also a great opportunity to educate about the reasons why people seek sanctuary.

World Refugee Day 2018

This year, World Refugee Day took place on 20th June 2018. Alongside the many great evets organised in London and across the UK, it was an opportunity for individuals and organisations to commit to one of 20 ‘simple acts’ – 20 to mark an astonishing 20 years of World Refugee Week. The 20 simple acts – from sharing a 20 second welcome message, baking a cake to share with friends, or learning a few words in another language, to organising a World Refugee Week kickabout – very appropriate during the World Cup, but did you know that several of the UK’s top footballers are refugees?

Claiming Asylum in the UK

Claiming Asylum in the UK continues to be a complex, frustrating and often upsetting process for individuals who have already experienced untold hardships making their way to the UK. Faced with questions, forms and uncertainty over what will happen, 

Here at OTS Solicitors we take our responsibilities as solicitors advising Asylum seekers on the complexities of the UK immigration rules very seriously. We regularly represent clients in the Tribunal in cases based on claims for Asylum based on a well-founded fear of persecution. We also successfully represent clients applying to stay in the UK based on human rights applications under Article 2 (right to life) and Article 3 (prohibition of torture) ECHR. 

An international commitment to refugees

For OTS Solicitors, this is a commitment that extends beyond the UK. Our Principal Solicitor Teni Shahiean has been working with the UN Refugee Agency at their HQ in Armenia providing professional advice on a voluntary basis. She recently delivered a seminar in Armenia on the practical application of the Refugee Convention. Organised by the AGBU the talk was on opportunity to share the many years of experience Teni has gained as one of the best Immigration Solicitors in London – and a Legal 500 immigration Solicitor too – with those in Armenia.

OTS Solicitors are some of the top Immigration Lawyers in London, recommended in the Legal 500 for immigration and human rights matters. We can advise you on your claim for Asylum and investigate whether you may have additional claims to be in the UK based on the European Convention on human rights, including Article 2 Article 3 and Article 8 (right to family and private life). Book your appointment with some of the best Immigration Solicitors in London today by calling 0203 959 9123.



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