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Refugee Rights in Records Symposium

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School of History Seminar Room K114

Newman Building

University College Dublin

Belfield

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In late 2016 the United Nations (UN) estimated that the numbers of forcibly displaced persons had exceeded more than 65.6 million people worldwide. Displacement crises raise complex interacting issues about nation-states, laws, borders, human rights, citizenship and identity, security, resource allocation and information and communication technologies (ICT). Integral to this complexity, documentation and particularly official records are pervasive and fundamental yet somehow rarely conspicuous.

The symposium will bring together speakers from a range of backgrounds: people with experience of coming to Ireland as refugees and asylum seekers, those who assist and advocate for them and record keepers and archivists who manage the official records of the process. This event is one of a series of workshops taking place across the globe in 2018 to highlight the issues linked to rights in records for refugees and asylum seekers.


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9.45am: Welcome


Session 1: Coming to Ireland as a Refugee: Experiences with Records and Archives

10.00: Captain Daniel Ayiotis, Irish Military Archives, ‘The Developing Archival Heritage of Asylum Seekers in the Republic of Ireland.’

10.20: Lassane Ouedraogo, 'Experiences with State Records.'

10.40: Vukašin Nedeljković, Dublin City University, 'Creating the Asylum Archive.'


11.20: Coffee Break


Session 2: Helping Refugees establish Rights in Records: Challenges and Solutions

11.40: Colin Lenihan, Immigrant Council of Ireland: ‘Barriers to Proving Identity in the Irish Immigration System.’

12.00: Noeleen Healy, Legal Aid Board: ‘A Refugee's Personal Data Rights.’

12.20: Phillipa Metcalfe, University of Cardiff, ‘Data Justice: Towards an Understanding of Digital Borders and Datafied Identities.’


12.50: Lunch


Session 3: The historic role of archives in addressing refugee crises

2.00: Graham Jackson, Public Record Office Northern Ireland, ‘Refugee Records at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.’

2.20: National Archives, Ireland speaker: ‘Refugee Records at the National Archives, Ireland.’

2.40: Deirdre Mulrooney, Out There Productions, 'Unearthing the Bohemian Refugee Narrative of Erina Brady at Cathal Brugha Barracks.'


3.15: Comfort Break


3.30: Professor Anne Gilliland, UCLA, and James Lowry, University of Liverpool, ‘Reflecting on Refugee Rights in Records’.

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