Law, Gender and Sexuality


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Women and Asylum in the Current Context

To mark International Women’s Day, the Research Group for Law, Gender and Sexuality held an evening seminar on 10 March 2016 on Women and Asylum in the Current Context.

The speakers worked in different areas of the asylum system. They shared their insights and experiences with an audience of staff, students, activists and other visitors at Westminster Law School. The session was chaired by Harriet Samuels, Westminster Law School and the speakers were Princess Chine Onyeukwu, The Protection Gap Campaign, Deborah Singer, Policy and Research Manger, Asylum Aid, Priya Solanki, barrister and Zoe Harper, Legal Officer, Immigration Law Practitioners Association.

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The PECAN’s Conference, 2010 - This lively event took place at the University of Westminster on 29/30 April and the theme was Transgressing Power.

The Human Rights Act: Conundrums and Contradictions- This one day workshop took place at the University of Westminster on 29th June 2010. Papers presented included Questioning the Human Rights Act, The rise of human rights culture. Some implications for politics, A villains’ charter?: Understanding newspapers’ framing of the Human Rights Act, Feminist method and the principle of proportionality, A fine romance? Performing and managing socio-economic rights in the UK and South Africa.

Speakers included Dr Helen Carr, University of Kent, Dr Lieve Gies, University of Keele, Professor Danny Nicol, University of Westminster, Dr Oliver Phillips, University of Westminster, Dr Emma MaClean, University of Westminster, David Roberts, University of Westminster, Dr Paulina Tambakaki and Harriet Samuels, University of Westminster.

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