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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?

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. 

Am I eligible?

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.

How can I apply?

Privacy notice:

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.


  • Application Opening Date - Wednesday 10 October 2018
  • Application Closing Date - 17:00 pm, Friday 19 October 2018

Students selected to will need to be able to attend training for the project. The details of the training day are:


Training Day: Either Wednesday 31 October 2018 or Thursday 1 November 2018

Location: To be confirmed


To apply for the A8 ECHR Project, please read the A8 Project Advert and download and complete the A8 Project Application Form.

All completed forms should be emailed, along with a copy of your CV, to



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