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Labour Party Conference Fringe Event: Citizenship at home and abroad

23rd September 2019

Date: 23 September 2019

Time: 10:00 – 12:00

Place: The Gloucester Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2FU

Speakers:
Valerie Peay, Director of International Observatory of Human Rights
Claude Moraes MEP
May Bulman, Social Affairs Correspondent at The Independent
Michelle Ezeuko, Testimonial
Mohamed Albadry Alenezi, Director of Kuwaiti Bedoons Movements
Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK
Jaber Al Murri, Member of the Al Ghufran clan

NOTE: ATTENDANCE OF THIS EVENT REQUIRES A CONFERENCE PASS

Join the International Observatory of Human Rights for a breakfast session (refreshments are provided) looking at the issue of statelessness worldwide and citizenship policies at home in the UK.

The first hour will be dedicated to showcasing how media can be used for advocacy and the work of IOHR TV, the world’s first human rights channel. We will be previewing our newest series, Spotlight on Stateless, and bringing along guests of the series to talk about their first-hand experience of statelessness.

The second hour will focus on citizenship policies in the UK, exploring the political motivations behind the rising costs of child citizenship applications. The current charge of £1,012 per application marks a 51% increase from 2014. We will make the case that any future Labour manifesto must include a pledge to waive the fees charged for children to apply for citizenship.

Join us for a stimulating discussion on citizenship at home and abroad – a topic of critical importance in the modern day world.

About IOHR

We are an independent NGO based in London and through IOHR TV – the first human rights TV channel – our team of journalists, researchers and multimedia professionals champion several advocacy programmes spanning from Statelessness to Freedom of Expression and Arbitrary Detention.

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