“Human rights lawyer Frances Webber, vice-chair of the Institute of Race Relations, talks about how volunteers who rescue people fleeing violence and death are being turned into criminals while the refugees are left to die.
European member states subject those who rescue refugees to criminal investigation, impound boats, turn away boats full of vulnerable rescued people … how does this square with international duties of rescue, and with Europe’s Enlightenment values?
Frances kicks off the discussion with a description of recent developments in the criminalisation of solidarity actions in Europe, after which we shall be able to discuss how we can respond.
Come to CRAG’s discussion meeting on Friday 21 September at 8pm in Friends’ House, Market Street, Charlbury. Admission free, all welcome.
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