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A new podcast series from the Migrants' Law Project. The first series opens with the story of young refugees trapped in informal camps in northern France and reveals how lawyers, activists, and others worked to open safe and legal routes to reunite them with their families in the UK. More info: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/shine-a-light/it-can-be-done-stories-of-human-rights-law-in-action/
Cover image kindly provided by Juliet Kilpin, director of Peaceful Borders https://peacefulborders.org

It Can Be Done The Migrants Law Project

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A new podcast series from the Migrants' Law Project. The first series opens with the story of young refugees trapped in informal camps in northern France and reveals how lawyers, activists, and others worked to open safe and legal routes to reunite them with their families in the UK. More info: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/shine-a-light/it-can-be-done-stories-of-human-rights-law-in-action/
Cover image kindly provided by Juliet Kilpin, director of Peaceful Borders https://peacefulborders.org

    #2 The Jungle

    #2 The Jungle

    During the summer of 2015 thousands of refugees found themselves trapped in the jungle, an unofficial camp in Calais, France. Two English lawyers travelled to the jungle and were shocked to discover unaccompanied children living in unsafe, squalid conditions.

    In the second episode of It Can Be Done: A Syrian businessman discovers the harsh reality of life in the jungle, a British community organiser visits Calais and tries to help, and lawyers look to European Union asylum law for a solution.

    Podcast by The Migrants' Law Project themigrantslawproject.org/podcast/

    Interviews, script and production: Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi www.opendemocracy.net/en/shine-a-lig…law-in-action/

    Production and editing: Simone Lai

    All additional music in episode 2 by Blue Dot, CC BY-NC 4.0

    Theme music taken from the Stone Flowers album, Ngunda, and was kindly provided with permission from Music Action International. Stone Flowers are a refugee torture survivor collective from around the world who meet regularly to write, share and perform songs to raise awareness about human rights abuses and to connect audiences in a positive and uplifting way. To hear more visit www.musicaction.org

    Image by BScar23625,https://flic.kr/p/SiDEs9

    • 42 min
    #1 "My Name is Kotaiba. I am from Syria."

    #1 "My Name is Kotaiba. I am from Syria."

    Introducing a new podcast series from the Migrants' Law Project exploring how the law can be used for social change. Episode one opens in 2015. We meet Kotaiba, a 15 year old Syrian refugee who finds himself in Calais looking for a safe way to reach his brother and sister in the UK. Meanwhile, across the channel, two English lawyers Sonal Ghelani and Charlotte Kilroy have just emerged from a long legal battle for refugee rights in the UK, when they realise another injustice is about to erupt on their doorstep. They watch in horror as Europe’s refugee crisis unfolds, asylum seekers and migrants living in makeshift camps with no sanitation or decent shelter, violence at borders, families drowning at sea.

    What, if anything, is to be done? And could there potentially be a legal solution?

    Podcast by The Migrants' Law Project https://themigrantslawproject.org/podcast/
    Interviews and production: Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/shine-a-light/it-can-be-done-stories-of-human-rights-law-in-action/
    Production and editing: Simone Lai
    Interpretation: Tarik Arif
    Additional music "Starting Over" by Audiobinger, CC BY-NC 4.0
    Theme music taken from the Stone Flowers album, Ngunda, and was kindly provided with permission from Music Action International. Stone Flowers are a refugee torture survivor collective from around the world who meet regularly to write, share and perform songs to raise awareness about human rights abuses and to connect audiences in a positive and uplifting way. To hear more visit www.musicaction.org

    • 24 min

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