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Day 29, Year of #Mygration: Border Crossing Monuments

Lesvos Island, May 2017.  From where I am standing I can see the Turkish coast.  During the night one can also see the lights on the other side of the Greek-Turkish border.  The other side.

7th February 2018

Day 28, Year of #Mygration: Asylum seekers in detention in Greece

Between 2008 and 2015, I was working as a human rights lawyer in various refugee detention centres in Greece. Due to the fact that the Greek state was not providing any legal aid for detained asylum seekers the burden of the provision of free legal aid was on very few NGOs.

7th February 2018
Gendered Harm and Structural Violence in the British Asylum System book cover

Day 27, Year of #Mygration: Violence and harm in the British asylum system

OU academic Victoria Canning’s recently published book Gendered Harm and Structural Violence in the British Asylum System draws together analyses of policy with domestic and international legislation relating to refugee status and torture, alongside the lived experience of women seeking asylum.

6th February 2018
Edoardo Ongaro

Context in public management, the missing link

At a time when Brexit negotiations reveal the potential confusion of assuming a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach across Europe, an OU academic described the perils of this approach worldwide.

6th February 2018
Photo by Joanne Vincett: The Visitors Centre at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, Milton Ernest, Bedfordshire, UK

Day 26, Year of #Mygration: Volunteering inside a British immigration detention centre

In February’s theme, “Open To Places”, I would like to highlight a hidden place that most people do not tend to see or speak about in their everyday lives: A British immigration detention centre.

5th February 2018
John Birdsall / John Birdsall EMR / John Birdsall Social Issues Photo Library / Press Association Images / Universal Images Group

Day 25, Year of #Mygration: Supporting those who support

In the encounter between legal professionals and asylum claimants, the latter are the most vulnerable, requiring our help and support as a priority

2nd February 2018
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Call for better public management to avert disaster

An OU academic will call for better management of public services, so that disasters such as Grenfell Tower can be avoided.

1st February 2018

Day 24, Year of #Mygration: Migrants' creative place making

The OU is just starting its ‘Year of Mygration’ 2018, highlighting the ways in which the university is open not only to places, people and methods, but also the ways in which these are all implicated in mobility and migration.

1st February 2018

Day 23, Year of #Mygration: Ludwig Guttmann

The leading neurological surgeon in Germany, Dr (later Sir) Ludwig Guttmann came to Oxford in March 1939 as a Jewish refugee from the Nazis.

31st January 2018
So Kongosi and Ben Mussanai wa Mussangu

Day 22, Year of #Mygration: What happened next

As we come towards the end of our month of contributions on being ‘Open to People’, it is time to reflect on the Open University’s consistent highlighting of migration’s underlying issues.

30th January 2018

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