TEDxLondon

Sangeetha was thrilled to participate in TEDxLondon‘s ‘Conversations Beyond Borders‘.  The #ConversationsBeyondBorders is a virtual space of experts created to keep the TedX community together during this period of social distancing.  This space allows the TEDx community to come together, explore ideas worth spreading and help everyone feel a little less alone. Sangeetha joined Maryam Pasha, Director…

Appointed Director of the Board of Fenix

Sangeetha is thrilled to be appointed Director of Fenix Humanitarian Legal Aid‘s Board.  Fenix is a growing legal NGO based in Lesvos, Greece, where much of Sangeetha’s time and energy is now focused. There are over 20,000 asylum seekers in Lesvos.  They live in a camp designed to temporarily shelter 2400 asylum seekers.  The situation…

Published in The Times

Sangeetha has been commissioned by the London Times to write about the legal implications of Europe’s recent border violence. Her article “The EU have chosen strong borders over legal duties – The Migrant Crisis in Greece is the inevitable result of years of seeing the right to asylum as a weapon rather than an obligation”…

Lexis Nexis Legal Awards 2020 – Pro Bono Award

As someone who dedicates a significant part of her practice to pro bono work, Sangeetha drafted the submission on behalf of Goldsmith Chamber’s immigration team for the Pro Bono category of the Lexis Nexis Legal Awards 2020.  We are proud to have been shortlisted for the award and celebrate Lexis Nexis for acknowledging what an unusually…

Article on Greek-Turkey border violence for Border Criminologies, University of Oxford

Sangeetha is proud to be an Associate of the Border Criminologies Faculty at the University of Oxford.  Border Criminologies sits within the Criminology Department of the University’s Faculty of Law.  The department brings together academics, practitioners and those who have experienced border control from around the world, showcasing original research from a range of perspectives.…

Nominated for Women in Law Awards 2020

Sangeetha is honoured to be nominated as a ‘Rising Star’ for the Women in Law Awards 2020! The inaugural award has been established to showcase the achievements and innovations of women across all areas of legal practice.  It is a celebration of 100 years of women in the law and serves to celebrate the significant…

Discussing the integration of refugees on CGTN Live Television

Sangeetha was invited to discuss the catastrophe of Europe’s management of asylum seekers and refugees as part of CGTN’s ‘Forgotten Frontier’ television special on 17th October 2019. Sangeetha commended positive examples of European town policies that encouraged pathways to integration and forged better access to the labour market for asylum seekers and refugees.  However these small-scale…