Join us to discuss the refugee crisis and Detention Centres in a meeting in the House of Commons hosted by David Burrowes MP
David Burrowes MP has agreed to host a meeting in the House of Commons with GlobalNet21 and The New Europeans on the plight of the refugees settling in Europe and the human rights issues around the use of Dentition Centres.
This meeting is being held in collaboration with the New Europeans and you can find their facebook page here ....
The world has developed into a more unsettled place than it was at the end of the last century, War and conflicts, resource shortages and extreme weather has resulted in movements of population in different parts of the globe.
In Europe this is now a major issue facing many countries with hundreds of thousands of people on the move. It is raising many issues about accommodation, integration and human rights.
David Burrowes is a Member of Parliament who has been deeply concerned with the human rights of people who are refugees both in terms of their settlement and also the sometimes inhuman conditions of their detention. David has long campaigned for the rights of refugees and for their fair treatment.He says,
"While there is a need to properly control our borders, people who arrive by fair means or foul must also be treated with dignity and respect throughout the immigration process. The current system is failing to sufficiently do this."
This meeting will discuss the issue of migration and the plight of refugees and how we approach what will be a growing problem in a compassionate and humane way. Other speakers are,
Nazek Ramadan is the Founder and Executive Director of Migrant Voice and the editor in chief of the 'Migrant Voice' newspaper. Nazek is also the Chair for the European Anti Poverty Network England (EAPN-England) and has over 25 years of experience working with migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and ethnic minorities in the UK. Her work has included the production of a number of research and short films.
Audrey Cherryl Morgan joined The AIRE Centre in 2013, and wears a few different hats. Audrey conducts pre-litigation research on Operation Nexus, a joint initiative between the MET and the Home Office which targets foreign nationals encountered by the police in London. She also manages our Legal Education Foundation grant, providing advice to clients and developing training tools on EU free movement & citizenship rights for first-tier organisations. Before joining the AIRE Centre Audrey worked for the genocide prevention NGO, Aegis Trust, in their offices in London and in Kigali, Rwanda. Audrey is a qualified lawyer and was Called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn in 2014. She has a Masters degree in Human Rights and International Law from the London School of Economics and travelled to Sri Lanka in 2010 to complete her dissertation on the human rights abuses during the civil war.
In association with this meeting we are working with a European funded project called Kuorum.org that exists to bring European politicians in closer contact with citizens by posting on their site a campaign issue or project of a European legislator with copy and a video and then asking citizens across Europe to respond to this. The MPs office will then update the information. David Burrowes agreed to take part in this on this very topic and we have already interviewed him and the material is all up on site.
You can see it at https://kuorum.org/immigrationR
This meeting is also being supported and promoted by the London Debate Network and you can find their meetup site here. Students from London Metropolitan University will also be joining us and supporting us at this meeting as well.
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