Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit
Baljeet Sandhu is a leading UK human rights lawyer. Her core interest spans human rights, social innovation and social and economic justice. She believes that the work of the UK social sector, and beyond, needs radical reform and transformation and has spoken widely on the need for inclusive opportunities for change-makers with direct lived experience of social issues we collectively seek to tackle. Working closely with UK funders and social purpose organizations she is currently developing innovative organizational and leadership development plans to ensure people and communities are at the heart of social change initiatives now and into the future. As the founding director of the Migrant & Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU) she developed pioneering strategic legal, policy and practice reform programs; new models of legal and holistic support services for young people and spearheaded a wide range of national and global access to justice and legal education strategies to address the protection needs of vulnerable migrant children in the UK and EU. She was awarded UK Young Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year, is a UK Clore Social Leadership fellow and a fellow of the Vital Voices Female Global Leaders Partnership. In recognition of her work, she was honored with the DVF International Award during the Women in the World Conference at the United Nations in April 2017.