A Human (Rights) response to refugees in Scotland
Given recent events, both in relation to the refugee crisis and the impact of the violence in Paris on discussions nationally and locally on how to deal with this issue, the event will examine the role that an enhanced understanding of and commitment to human rights plays in responding to the challenge of the current refugee crisis.
The aim is to provide a meaningful and structured framework with which to engage in discussion about how the Scottish Government, local government, the wider public sector and Scottish civil society respond in a practical sense to challenges of welcoming and supporting the planned 2,000 refugees coming to Scotland over the next few years.
In doing so, the event will facilitate a discussion on how increased knowledge of human rights can play a positive part in ensuring that Scotland responds positively and in a planned way to the inevitable challenges which lie ahead.
Event speakers include:
- Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Europe and International Development
- John Wilkes, Chief Executive Officer at the Scottish Refugee Council
- Dr Ima Jackson, Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University and steering group member of Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network
- Twimukye Macline Mushaka , Fieldwork Development Officer, The Poverty Alliance, Board member One parent Families Scotland & Bridging the Gap. A fervent activist on poverty, gender, disability, migration and refugee issues
- Chair, Professor Bill Hughes, Programme Leader for the MSc Citizenship and Human Rights, GCU