International Refugee Conference

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‎Following  a legal and medical fact finding mission to Sicily, and Lampedusa in June 2015 supported by the Pakistani Medical Association, followed by a visit to Calais in September 2015, the Association of Muslim Lawyers & the Society of Black Lawyers will be hosting a conference entitled the "The Current Refugee and Migrant Crisis- Do they have a place in Europe" at Central Hall Westminster (Storey's Gate, London, SW1H 9NH) on 12 December 2015.

The aim of the conference is to bring together a range of stakeholders including those with primary responsibility for the crisis in order to influence the international debate and to call for a more humanitarian approach to the refugee crisis. The approach should have at its core the understanding that the fate of refugees/migrants is a concern for the whole of Europe and that we must recognise the fundamental rights and wishes of refugees themselves.

The main themes of the conference will be:
-Do refugees/migrants matter?
-Humanitarian solutions to the Refugee Crisis
-At what price Fortress Europe?
-The Refugees' Story
-The Future for Refugees Arriving in Europe
-We are delighted to announce the participation of:

•  Enzo Bianco (Mayor of Catania,Italy)

•  Maurice Wren (CEO, Refugee Council)

•  Gauri van Gulik (Deputy Director of Europe, Amnesty International UK)

•  Steve Symonds, Refugee & Migrant Rights Programme Director, Amnesty International UK)

•  Judge Khurshid Drabu CBE (Upper Tribunal Judge, Immigration & Asylum Chamber)

•  Victoria Brittain (Journalist & Writer)

•  Courtenay Griffiths QC (Barrister)

•  Alison Harvey (Legal Director of ILPA)

•  Lindsey German (Founder, Stop the War Coalition)

•  Toby Sculthorp (Sky News)

•  Esohe Aghatise (Equality Now)

•  Iqbal Nasim (CEO, National Zakat Foundation & Lead of MCB Refugee Taskforce)

•  Sabrina Mahfouz (award winning poet, writer and playwright)

•  Canon Steven Saxby (Canon of St Barnabas Church, Walthamstow)

More speakers still to be confirmed.

Ticket Booking link:

Ticket price: £29.95 delegates; £10 students. Lunch included.

CPD points applied for.

Conference generously sponsored by Imran Khan & Partners.


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