Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, 65 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1HS.
Eaves is excited to invite you to our international conference ‘No Recourse, No Safety’, exploring the barriers posed by the No Recourse to Public Funds condition and looking at solutions to the impact it has on women facing domestic violence.
The event will be taking place on Thursday 27 November and Friday 28 November 2014, at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, 65 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1HS.
We will be hosting speakers from London, Northern Ireland, Sweden and Belgium to assess the situation across Europe.
We recommend that this event will be of interest to professionals working with the women’s sector, legal professionals dealing with domestic violence within immigration and family law, academics specialising in this field and anyone else with an interest in the issues.
To register for your free place please email email@example.com
If you are unable to attend, we intend to have audio recordings of the event available to access via our website soon afterwards.
For more information and downloads please go to http://www.eavesforwomen.org.uk/news-events/events/no-recourse-no-safety-71ef26
Day 1: Thursday 27 November 2014
12.30 -13.30: Arrival, registration, delegate packs distributed, lunch.
13.30 -13.45: Opening remarks, welcome, introduction from Chair, Yasmin Rehman (Women’s Aid).
Session 1: Gender migration and integration in Europe – the potential for violence, the difficulty of accessing rights
13.45 – 14.30: Southall Black Sisters: (Hannana Siddiqui): Situation in UK and work of SBS and activists to drive change.
14.30 – 15.15: (legal professional tbc): Domestic Violence, welfare and rights: EU individual rights.
15.15 -15.30: Tea/Coffee.
15.30 – 16.15: Professor Eleonore Kofman (Middlesex University): Migration, gender, family and the challenges.
16.15 – 17.00: Discussion QA with panel (Hannana Siddiqui, Eleonore Kofman and tbc) & chair.
Day 2: Friday 28 November 2014
9.30 – 9.45 Arrival, Tea & coffee.
9.45 -10.00: Chair: Recap of yesterday, introduce today’s plan and the next session.
Session 2: Women’s activism and the use of women’s human rights law framework to drive protection
10.00 – 10.40: Anne Marie Hutchinson (Dawson Cornwell): Common legal complexities in cases such as international spousal abandonment and the role of strategic litigation and creative legal responses in a challenging environment of cuts.
10.40 – 11.20: Rights of Women (Jasbindar Bhatoa): Current policy context and challenges; the immigration bill and legal aid changes.
11.20 – 11.30: Tea/Coffee.
11.30 – 12.10: Rebecca Dudley (Queens University, Belfast): Domestic violence and no recourse to public funds: where human rights do not reach?
12.10 – 12.50: Discussion/Q&A panel (Anne Marie Hutchinson, Jasbindar Bhatoa and Rebecca Dudley).
12.50 – 13.30: Lunch.
Session 3: Experiences from elsewhere and ways forward
13.30 – 14.10: Maria Miguel Sierra (La Voix des Femmes) on situation in Belgium.
14:10 – 14.50: Angela Beausang (Roks) on situation in Sweden.
14.50 – 15.00: Tea/Coffee.
15.00 – 15.25: Eaves (Heather Harvey): Recommendations from DDVC monitoring report.
15.25 – 16.10: Discussion/Q&A panel: ‘Next Steps’ (Hannana Siddiqui, Maria Miguel Sierra and Angela Beausang).
16.10 – 16.30: Summing up and closing remarks from chair (tba).