24 minutes | Oct 18, 2019

#1 "My Name is Kotaiba. I am from Syria."

Introducing a new podcast series from the Migrants' Law Project exploring how the law can be used for social change. Episode one opens in 2015. We meet Kotaiba, a 15 year old Syrian refugee who finds himself in Calais looking for a safe way to reach his brother and sister in the UK. Meanwhile, across the channel, two English lawyers Sonal Ghelani and Charlotte Kilroy have just emerged from a long legal battle for refugee rights in the UK, when they realise another injustice is about to erupt on their doorstep. They watch in horror as Europe’s refugee crisis unfolds, asylum seekers and migrants living in makeshift camps with no sanitation or decent shelter, violence at borders, families drowning at sea. What, if anything, is to be done? And could there potentially be a legal solution? Podcast by The Migrants' Law Project https://themigrantslawproject.org/podcast/ Interviews and production: Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/shine-a-light/it-can-be-done-stories-of-human-rights-law-in-action/ Production and editing: Simone Lai Interpretation: Tarik Arif Additional music "Starting Over" by Audiobinger, CC BY-NC 4.0 Theme music taken from the Stone Flowers album, Ngunda, and was kindly provided with permission from Music Action International. Stone Flowers are a refugee torture survivor collective from around the world who meet regularly to write, share and perform songs to raise awareness about human rights abuses and to connect audiences in a positive and uplifting way. To hear more visit www.musicaction.org
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