A8 ECHR Project
Article 8 ECHR Project (‘A8’) is an immigration and human rights law project run in conjunction with Islington Law Centre (‘ILC’), Hackney Migrant Centre (‘HMC’), and two law firms Reed Smith and Akin Gump. Pro Bono representation is provided to immigrants who are seeking to remain in the UK on human rights grounds.
What is expected of students while volunteering with A8?
Am I eligible?
If you are selected and assigned a case, you would be required to work on that case for a minimum of 10 to 12 weeks and possibly longer.
As volunteers, you will be working in a team and so you will need to be organised and share responsibilities.
How can I apply?
We are primarily looking for volunteers who are postgraduate students and/or 3rd year/4th year undergraduates due to the sensitive nature of the clients' issues.
However, we will consider selecting applicants who may be 2nd year undergraduates and can demonstrate the right level of maturity for the role.
Please note we require you to provide us with personal information to enable us to assess your eligibility for the project.
We will only use your personal information for the purposes of assessing your suitability for the project. We will delete your information within 28 days of notifying you of whether you have been successful in the first round of selection or not.
Our recruitment for the 2018 A8 ECHR Project has now ended. Please keep an eye out for the opening of our next recruitment in 2019!