We speak to Dr S Chelvan of 33 Bedford Row, a barrister and activist who works with queer refugees seeking asylum in the UK. Chelvan is a member of the LGBT government advisory panel and created a model as a determining tool for queer refugees.
Our interview was conducted on 5th March 2021.
Chelvan's thesis: At the end of the rainbow : where next for the queer refugee? - https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.784565
The Queer Outside in Law, Chapter 4 - 'The DSSH Model and the Voice of the Silenced: Aderonke Apata', S Chelvan (eds Peter Dunne and Senthoran Raj) https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030488291
Justice and the Politics of Difference by Iris Marion Young
Chelvan's article on the International Child Abductor's Charter Supreme Court judgment: https://www.33bedfordrow.co.uk/insights/articles/international-child-abductors-charter-or-a-pathway-to-freedom
Update on Chelvan's Strasbourg cases: https://www.33bedfordrow.co.uk/insights/news/who-is-my-father-strasbourg-court-uk-government
Organisations mentioned: UK Black Pride, African Rainbow Family
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