Daily Archives: Monday, July 18, 2016

New website/resource: Museums and migration/the refugee crisis

Life stories in the Jungle in the media

Centrefornarrativeresearch's blog

TABLETTI - IMG_5823By Aura Lounasmaa

Our short course, Life Stories in the Jungle, is currently on a summer break. We have had a busy year teaching the course and organising related workshops, such as the Displaces photography workshops with Gideon Mendel, Crispin Hughes and Marie Godin (for more information see here) and an art workshop with the women’s centre (see here). Our last workshop, in the beginning of June, was on accessing Higher Education in the UK and elsewhere. This workshop was organised due to popular demand by many of our students.

While the course is on a summer break, we are still keeping busy. We are planning next year’s course and presenting the course and the work by some of our students at many events across the UK. The Bridge, a film by Babak Inaloo and Ali Haghooi about the Jungle and life there was screened at the London East Film…

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Call for articles on Resettlement: Forced Migration Review

Call for papers on mobility, gender and family relations for flagship report

Caught in a Flow of Water

Child Migrant Stories

IMG_7802 Eylem outside her cafe Brew for Two in Hackney

My name is Eylem Binboga. I was born in 1976 in Kayseri in the middle of Turkey. I have one older sister, a younger brother, and my mum and dad. We lived in a small house which used to belong to the Armenians. Once my grandmother died, we moved into my granddad’s farm outside the village Kumarli Köyü. I loved the farm.

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I was out as soon as the sun rose and came home when it was dark. A person living in Germany had a summerhouse with lots of cherry trees. I used to steal a lot from that. Cherries stain not just your mouth, your teeth but also your clothes and hands. They knew you’d been stealing cherries [laughs].

And I loved sunflower seeds but sunflowers grow quite tall. So we had to break them and check if…

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Annual Conference on European Asylum Law 2016: Trier, Germany

Safe to Return: Asylum and Unlawful Exit from Iran

United Kingdom Immigration Law Blog

SSH and HR (illegal exit: failed asylum seeker) (CG) [2016] UKUT 308 (IAC) (29 June 2016)

With former home secretary Theresa May at the helm as prime minister, these days the British are preoccupied with hammering out a good Brexit deal with Europe. This intriguing case involved exiting Iran by illegal means. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a moment of huge disempowerment for secular Sunni Arabs. As the Chilcot Report has confirmed, military action was premature if not entirely misconceived and unjustified. Diplomatic options, which remained underutilised, were a far superior way of dealing with Saddam Hussein. Apart from successes for the historically betrayed Kurds who finally have some autonomy, a resurgent Iran has greatly benefitted from the lawlessness prevalent in the new Iraq and these days the leader of the Iranian army’s elite Quds force – which specialises in clandestine operations and foreign wars –

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