Editor’s weekly round-up

What’s been going on this week at Durham Amnesty? The meeting: Liv gave us a great presentation about refugees. We started out with some general information, and some all important definitions of key words: Asylum seeker: a person who has applied for asylum under the 1951 Refugee Convention on the Status of Refugees Refugee: an…

Editor’s weekly round-up

What’s been going on this week at Durham Amnesty? Actions: This week has been a busy one! Last Saturday we had our fantastic Write for Rights event. Lots of people came to write letters, thank you! On Wednesday we had an action for Amnesty’s Stand Against Hate campaign. We stood outside of the Student Union…

Guest Blog: Durham Lawyers Without Borders

‘J’n’ai pas peur de l’écrire: La France est islamophobe’ … but so is America AN INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ARTICLE BY LAWYERS WITHOUT BORDERS (DURHAM STUDENT DIVISION)   In 2012, the French rapper Kery James sang ‘J’n’ai pas peur de l’écrire: La France est islamophobe’,1 translated as ‘I am not afraid to write it: France is Islamophobic’.…

Editor’s weekly round-up

What’s been going on this week at Durham Amnesty? The meeting: Pheobe gave us a presentation about the human rights experiences of women and girls around the world, drawing on her experiences at the G(irls)20 summit that she attended in China last summer. We focused particularly on the issue of early and forced marriage in…

Editor’s weekly round-up

What’s been going on this week at Durham Amnesty? The meeting: Katie gave us an informative talk about how the humanitarian crisis is affecting children in Syria, followed by a very good BBC Panorama documentary which you should definitely watch. Warning though, disturbing images.   We also had a quick look at the website Syria 360.…

I welcome refugees | Stevie Preater

  Durham is a city full of divisions. Student and local, rich and poor, young and old, native and foreign – all these things can at first glance set us apart, but in fact it is this very diversity which makes our city such a vibrant place to study and live. One division that some…