Actions and Detail Panel
Safe Haven- Should Britain do more to help LGBTI refugees?
Wed 17 February 2016, 18:00 – 22:00 GMT
Join us for an evening of discussion and debate regarding the protection of LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees. Hosted by Amnesty International’s LGBTI network, Amnesty International’s Asylum Justice Project, and UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group.
We will be analysing how LGBTI people are treated within the UK asylum system, the experiences of LGBTI refugees including those fleeing Syria and what more could and should be done to ensure they are protected and treated with dignity and respect. We will be hearing a first-hand testimonial from a member of the LGBTI community who has been through the asylum process in this country as well as from other experts.
Joining us will be:
Paul Dillane – Executive Director of UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group, a UK charity dedicated to supporting LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees
A Health professional from Africa who fled because of hostility to gay men, and was detained in the UK because he couldn't prove he was gay.'
Leonard Zulu – Head of Legal/Protection at UNHCR UK
Baroness Barker - Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords and Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global LGBT Rights.
Erica Brandt (Chair) – Amnesty activist and member of Amnesty LGBTI network
The event will be held at the Human Rights Action Centre, New Inn Yard, Old Street, London
Doors will open at 6.00pm with the discussion beginning at 6.30pm.
There will be drinks after the event and an opportunity to meet the panellists and network with other individuals interested in this subject. Drinks will be provided.