Reflecting refugee voices: legal challenges and coping strategies (roundtable)
Date: 27 June 2018 | Venue: S209, Paul Webley Building | 1630-1800
This panel focuses on the experience of LGBTQI+ refugees, when they are forced to flee their home country due to violence and seek asylum in another country. The panel will focus on legal challenges in seeking asylum, socio-economic difficulties faced by refugees, and coping strategies adopted by them.
Chaka Bachmann, Senior Research Officer, Stonewall UK – Author of the report ‘No Safe Refuge’, which focuses on the experience of LGBTQ+ refugees in UK detention centres;
Suraj Girijanshanker, Legal Fellow, University of Columbia Law School, whose research covers the experience of LGBTQ+ refugees from Syria and Iraq in Jordan and Lebanon;
Paul Dillane, Executive Director, Kaleidoscope Trust, refugee rights lawyer