2022 IACBA Bursary: Open for Applications
IACBA would like to invite applications from IACBA members to apply for a scholarship place to attend the King’s Inns Advanced Diploma in Immigration and Asylum Law, starting on 12th October 2022.
This bursary will cover the full Diploma course fee.
Course format & duration:
This course will take place in an online format only, by way of a combination of pre–recorded lectures and live, unrecorded sessions. Delivery is in part–time mode through the medium of lectures and seminars, presented by leading experts in the area. The course will take place over 20 weeks with lectures from 8.30am to 10am on Wednesdays during the academic term. The course concludes with an evening live round–table discussion. Full course details can be found here.
How to apply:
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1pm on 30th September 2022. Please include IACBA Bursary/ Scholarship in the subject line, when submitting your application.
In your application, please include;
Your year of call
Email address/ contact details
An outline of your experience both in the area of asylum and immigration and/or in general
Your Master’s name
An indication of why you would be the worthy recipient of the bursary. This should include how the course should be of benefit to you and how you have contributed and/or can contribute to IACBA.
The criteria to apply is;
You must be a current IACBA member for the 2021/22 legal year and remain so for the 2022/23 year.
Be practicing at The Bar of Ireland for less than 10 years.
The successful applicant, via their participation on the course as a result of the bursary, will be in a unique position to have up to date knowledge of all of the Superior Court judgments delivered over the course of the year, in particular in the Appeal Courts. The successful applicant agrees to gather and present on recent case law to the membership at the end-of-year CPD for IACBA members (July 2023) (a 20 min presentation or so).
ERA Annual Conference on European Asylum and Migration Law 2022
Key Topics Include:
Reform of the Common European Asylum System
Harmonisation of protection standards in the EU
Challenges in policy management at European and national levels
Detention and alternatives to detention within the CEAS
The European Courts’ contribution to shaping the CEAS
Protection of vulnerable groups in European asylum policy
The conference will take place in Trier & Online from 29-30 September 2022.
The aim of this conference is to provide legal practitioners with an update on the reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and the efforts undertaken to implement New EU Pact on Migration. Recent developments related to activation and implementation of the Temporary Protection Directive in Europe, together with the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights, will also be addressed. Additionally, this year we will tackle challenges related to the digitalisation of asylum procedures.
For further information and registration click here.
2021 IACBA Bursary Recipients
The Immigration Asylum Citizenship Bar Association are delighted to award the 2021 IACBA Bursary for the Advanced Diploma in Immigration and Asylum law at King’s Inns to Mariana Verdes BL. In this inaugural year, after Covid delays last year, the committee decided to award a second bursary as an exceptional measure, which was won by Olaniyi Oriade BL. Both recipients demonstrated excellent commitment to this area of law and to IACBA. The Association wishes them well in their studies. Both are pictured being awarded their bursary by Denise Brett SC, Chair of IACBA.
Brian Kennelly QC, Denise Brett SC, Chair, IACBA, Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston, and The Honourable Mr. Justice Donal O'Donnell.
Nuala Butler SC and Brain Kennelly QC.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Richard Humphreys and Denise Brett SC, Chair, IACBA.
Patrica Brazil BL, Committee Member, Michael Conlon SC, Committee Member, Denise Brett SC, Chair, IACBA, Niamh O'Sullivan BL, Committee Member, Aoife McMahon BL, Committee Memember, with Keynote Speaker Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Donal O'Donnell delivering the Chairs address.
Denise Brett SC, Chair, IACBA delivering opening remarks.