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November 2021

No Recourse to Public Funds – Manufacturing Destitution

Tuesday 2 November at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The ACH/MMB Seminar Series 2021 continues with a focus on the issue of no recourse to public funds faced by tens of thousands of migrants to the UK. In 2020, research suggested nearly 1.4 million people in the UK had no recourse to public funds (NRPF), with the burden of restrictions falling disproportionately on people of colour. In last year, 82% of people helped with an NRPF issue by Citizens Advice were Black, Asian or from another minority ethnic background.…

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Citizenship in Myanmar: Past and Future

Tuesday 16 November at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Online symposium

A roundtable bringing together researchers working on issues of citizenship, statelessness and civil documentation among minority communities in Myanmar. Myanmar's 'unofficial minorities' - or those not recognized as belonging to one of the state's 135 official 'ethnic nationalities' - face severe challenges and discrimination in accessing citizenship documentation and by extension, government services and rights including education, housing, and freedom of movement. The citizenship and identity card system has functioned to maintain a system of segregation and apartheid for Rohingyas…

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MMB Reading Group – ‘No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis’ by Serena Parekh

Wednesday 24 November at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Online meeting

This month the MMB Reading Group will meet to discuss No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis by Serena Parekh (Oxford University Press, 2020).   Details from the publisher: 'This book confronts the ethical dimension of the global refugee crisis. When most people think of the global refugee crisis, they think of Syrians crossing the Mediterranean in flimsy boats into Europe or caravans of Central Americans arriving at the US border. Yet behind these images there is a second crisis:…

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