Lost Journeys: The Stories of Child Refugees

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Arts Two Lecture Theatre

Queen Mary University of London

Mile End Road

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On behalf of the Human Rights Collegium at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), in co-operation with ice&fire, we are pleased to invite you to this unique event, featuring a theatre play and expert discussion on child refugees to honour the life of Lisa Jardine:

Lost Journeys: The Stories of Child Refugees

Tuesday 17 November 2015, 6:30 - 9pm

Arts two Lecture Theatre

Queen Mary University of London

Mile End Road, E1 4NS

To register for this event, please visit the QMUL Department of Law Eventbrite page.

The Human Rights Collegium, contributing to the wider #RefugeesWelcome initiative launched by Queen Mary, wishes to express solidarity with, and raise awareness about, the dire situation of child refugees in the context of the current refugee crisis. This multimedia initiative, featuring a theatre play followed by expert discussion and Q&A, offers a unique platform to collectively reflect upon and analyse the journeys of children in flight, from the moment they start their journey to the point they reach their destination in Europe and the UK, tracing their experiences of the asylum process and their life after status recognition and/or as failed applicants.

About ice&fire

ice&fire explores human rights stories through performance. They put human rights at the core of everything they do to make accessible theatre for a wide range of audiences across the UK. They aim to empower people and communities to express their rights through the power of sharing stories and transporting performance. They are a company with a distinct and determined voice, developing original theatre pieces from human rights testimony and documentary evidence. Each piece is shaped by the real people and communities with whom they closely work. From full-scale productions to making small pieces with vulnerable groups, their theatre-making is renowned as provocative, principled and innovative.

Round table speakers

  • Geraldine Van Bueren QC, Professor of International Human Rights Law (QMUL) (Chair)
  • Don Flynn, Director, Migrants Rights Network
  • Professor Heaven Crawley, Chair in International Migration, CTPSR (Coventry University)
  • Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, Director and Co-founder, LLM in Immigration Law Programme (QMUL)

The event will be preceded by a welcome address by Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Head of the Law Department (QMUL), and followed by a reception for all attendees.

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Arts Two Lecture Theatre

Queen Mary University of London

Mile End Road

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E1 4NS

United Kingdom

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