Interview with Sky News Live

Sangeetha was invited onto Sky News on 8th August 2020 to discuss the rise in small boat Channel crossings in recent days.  Interviewed by Vanessa Baffoe, Sangeetha explained the problem first, before discussing the proposed ‘call to Naval arms’ by UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel. The tragedy of asylum seekers taking this perilous journey across…

Webinar on how Coronavirus has changed the ‘Hostile Environment’ Immigration Policy in the UK

Sangeetha held a webinar with colleague Bronwen Jones to take a deep-dive into some of the UK’s ‘hostile environment policies.’  This webinar explores the genesis of the policy and how the self-proclaimed ‘hostile environment’ has evolved over time to entrench hostility towards migrants. Sangeetha drills down into how the hostile environment has been quietly procedurally or…

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…