Asylum update – 18th January 2008

UNHCR
UNHCR’s Statistical Yearbook 2006, published December 2007

Home Office

Ten point plan for border protection and immigration reform. Read a recent Refblog entry on the plan.

Women’s Asylum News
Latest edition of Women’s Asylum News, January 2008

Events

Colloquium – ‘Other Europes’: Agents of Transformation

Institute for the Study of European Transformations
London Metropolitan University
31 January – 1st February 2008 9.30-6pm

INVITED SPEAKERS:
Elmar Altvater, Birgit Mahnkopf, Peter Gowan, Kate Soper, John Palmer, Donatella della Porta, Jill Rutter, Sonia Mckay, Patrick Stevenson, Jean-Léo Léonard, Sara Silvestri, Gino Raymond, Judy Batt, Geoffrey Pridham, Tim Haughton

PANELS ON:

  • Religion and Secularity
  • Migration, Mobility and Social Cohesion
  • Language and Identity
  • Politics in the new EU member states

For further details of the entire programme and to register click here

Museums & Refugees: Keeping Cultures Conference
13 & 14 March 2008
Museum in Docklands, London

This conference will explore the changing shape of community cultures and how museums and heritage sector agencies respond to complex historical, ethical, legal, social and political issues.
Welcome by Professor Jack Lohman, Director of the Museum of London
Keynote speeches by Bemma Donkoh, UNHCR Representative to the UK (invited) and Clara Arokiasamy, Chair of the Heritage and Diversity Task Force, GLA

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