S. Chelvan

Email: s.chelvan@33bedfordrow.co.uk

Website: http://www.no5.com/barristers/barrister-cvs/s-chelvan-immigration-asylum-and-nationality/


Chelvan is a part-time PhD Candidate at King’s College London, where he is writing on “Understanding LGBTI refugees’ lives: moving from Conduct to Identity in Sexual and Gender Identity Asylum Cases in the UK”. Chelvan is a Barrister at No5 Chambers in London and he is a gay rights, immigration and asylum law specialist. He has been instructed by various European NGOs in strategic Strasbourg litigation and has an international reputation in training and lecturing on asylum law to decision-makers, practitioners and activists to enable empowerment of LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees.

Publications/recent projects:

  • Same Sex Marriage and Civil Partnership: The New Law” (Chapter 9: Immigration and Asylum), (Jordans, May 2014) 
  • “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” -  co-author - Chapter XI in Volume 2 of “Credibility Assessment in Asylum Procedures” (CREDO project, Hungarian Helsinki Project and the UNHCR, May 2015, launched at event on 25 June 2015 at No5 Chambers, London).

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