Annual General Meeting
This year the meeting will be particularly significant as there will be a chance to hear from Paul Dillane for the first time in his role as Executive Director and we will be voting to wind-up UKLGIG as we have known it over the last 20 odd years ! We now have a new charity registration as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation - still called UKLGIG - to take the work forward.
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PRESS RELEASE 31.3.14 UKLGIG PUBLICATIONS
The UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG), the only national organisation dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) asylum seekers and refugees in the UK, is pleased to announce that Paul Dillane has been appointed Executive Director. Paul joins UKLGIG from Amnesty International UK with over a decade’s experience of working on refugee and human rights issues.
Tim Barnden, Chair of UKLGIG, said –
Paul Dillane said -
Paul began his career in South Wales working for a number of legal aid law firms, where he represented people in a wide range of asylum and immigration proceedings. From 2008, Paul was Amnesty International UK’s Refugee Researcher where he was responsible for the organisation’s involvement in domestic legal proceedings. Paul provided often crucial expert evidence in several hundred asylum claims. A human rights and LGBTI activist, Paul is often invited to speak on a wide range of asylum, LGBTI and human rights issues.
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The UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) was created in 1993, as Stonewall Immigration Group, to lobby for legislative change to allow same-sex couples to remain together in the UK. The Group achieved this aim in 1997. Since 2003, while continuing its work for same-sex couples, UKLGIG has dedicated itself to supporting LGBTI asylum seekers in the UK. UKLGIG has achieved great success in dramatically advancing the position in UK law for those who claim asylum on the basis of their sexual identity or gender identity and improving the decision-making and asylum processes. UKLGIG celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013.