The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria invites you to a public lecture ‘Eritreans at Risk: Refugees, migrants or migrating refugees?’

Thousands of Eritreans have fled a repressive dictatorship since 2001, making their small northeast African nation (population 4-5 million) one of the largest per capita producers of asylum seekers in the world. Many languish in desert camps. Others have been kidnapped, tortured and ransomed—or killed—in the Sinai; left to die in the Sahara; or drowned in the Mediterranean. Still others have been attacked as foreigners in South Africa, threatened with mass detention in Israel, or refused entry under draconian “terrorism bars” in North America. This lecture draws on interviews in refugee camps and communities in Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt (Sinai) and Israel to put a human face on this ongoing crisis, sketch out its main corridors, and situate it within the global debates on causes, consequences and responses to forced migration and human trafficking.

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Speaker Mr Dan Connell, visiting scholar at Boston University African Studies Center
Date Wednesday 14 May 2014
Time 10:30 - 12:00
Venue Moot Court, Faculty of Law, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria

RSVP Kindly confirm your attendance by Monday 12 May 2014 by Claire.Waterhouse@up.ac.za
Enquiries Claire Waterhouse (+27 12 4205092 /Claire.Waterhouse@up.ac.za)

Snacks will be served after the lecture.


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