February 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
11 Kings Bench Walk
London EC4Y 7EQ

Equality, dignity and safety: Migrant women and the Domestic Abuse Bill


6.00pm Monday 25th February 2019

11KBW, 11 Kings Bench Walk, London EC4Y 7EQ


In light of the recent publication of the Government’s draft Domestic Abuse Bill and with International Women’s Day round the corner – we are delighted to host a panel of leading lawyers and experts in this field to discuss what more the law can do for migrant women who are survivors of domestic abuse.

The panel will discuss the barriers to safety migrant survivors face as a result of hostile environment measures and other immigration policies which impede their access to justice, safe accommodation and specialist support.

Speakers will be focusing on legal strategies they use to secure equal protections for migrant women and how the draft Domestic Abuse Bill could be used to address these issues.

We will also examine the domestic and international human rights laws that apply to migrant survivors of domestic abuse, particularly the Istanbul Convention and CEDAW.

The discussion will include a Q&A session for audience members to participate in the debate.


Speakers include:

Parmajit Ahluwalia  Lamb Building

Debaleena Dasgupta  Liberty

Louise Hooper Garden Court Chambers

Radhika Handa   Southall Black Sisters


Please register for this free event by no later than 5pm on Friday 22nd February by contacting administrator@hrla.org.uk

We will accommodate any reasonable adjustments in order to meet the needs of our guests so please do notify us of these when registering.



We are tremendously grateful to our hosts at 11KBW for their support of this event