Government interactions and policies on refugees and asylum seekers

Posted by tf97 at May 20, 2016 09:55 AM |
The Unit for DICE and the Leicester Migration Network hosted a successful research seminar focussing on government interactions and policies on refugees and asylum seekers.
Government interactions and policies on refugees and asylum seekers

From left to right: Ambrose Musiyiwa from Civic Leicester, Guest Speaker Laura Smith-Khan, and Leah Bassel from Leicester Migration Network.

Last Wednesday 4th May 2016, students, staff and people from the community, enjoyed a research seminar focussing on government interactions and policies on refugees and asylum seekers.

Our discussant, Laura Smith-Khan, from the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University, explored two studies – one assessing credibility in Australian asylum procedures and the other exploring the experiences of refugees with disabilities across six countries. Our audience also enjoyed a meaningful discussion with Laura, by sharing their own experience, and by comparing the Australian government interactions and policies on refugees and asylum seekers, to the EU and British government’s policies.

The seminar ended supporting the conclusion that the concept of diversity needs to be more closely and critically examined, alongside institutional discourses. This would better allow the development of inclusive policy and procedure and best promote the rights of people seeking international protection as refugees.

This was a joint event between the Leicester Migration Network and Unit for DICE.

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