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Final applications now being accepted for the Certificate in Immigration Law and Practice

Final applications are being accepted for the Diploma Centre’s Certificate in Immigration Law and Practice. This course begins on 7 November 2019. This certificate will offer an in-depth analysis of immigration law and its application in Ireland. The central pieces of legislation covered by the course include the Aliens Acts, the Immigration Acts, the Refugee Act 1996, the Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Act 2000, the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Acts, the International Protection Act 2015, and the numerous statutory instruments covering immigration and citizenship. The course also scrutinises the manner in which this legislation has been interpreted over the years by the courts, the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) and by Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

 

The course examines:

 

  • The legal, social and political context of immigration to Ireland,
  • The various visa and stamp categories that permit entry to and residence in the State, including employment and business visas,
  • Issues associated with asylum, subsidiary protection, and forced migration, and
  • Issues relating to deportation, removal, and repatriation.

 

Participants will be guided through the practical aspects of the law by experienced legal practitioners, members of the public sector, and high-ranking representatives of international bodies, non-governmental organisations, and large multinationals. The course applies a blended approach to learning, where Thursday-evening lectures are webcast and recorded and workshops are held on-site on Saturdays. These practical workshops are facilitated by means of case studies and role-play sessions.

 

For further information visit: www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre or contact Course Leader Patricia Harvey by emailing P.Harvey@LawSociety.ie.

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