Sangeetha was interviewed by CGTN Europe for a deep-dive Facebook Live chat on 17th October 2019. During the course of this interview Sangeetha demystifies issues surrounding migration and the Greek islands. She explained what the Greek island policy is and why this has administratively marooned tens of thousands of asylum seekers and refugees for months, if not years on end, in camps designed to be temporary shelters. Sangeetha cast light on this year’s systematic dispossession of the most vulnerable recognised refugees in Athens, a phenomenon that has been under-reported and given way to even more draconian migration policies. Sangeetha also discussed the recent submission to the ICC suggesting that EU member states have committed crimes against humanity in externalising their border policies. That is to say, that in engaging with entities such as the Libyan Coast Guard and in providing the Libyan government with detailed information of the location of vessels in distress, this breaches fundamental principles of international criminal law that has led to the loss of over 150,000 lives over the course of three years.
If you have access to a Facebook account you can watch the full interview by either clicking on the video below or the link here.
Refugee Q&A with Sangeetha Iengar, asylum lawyer.
Join us to hear Sangeetha Iengar, a Barrister at Goldsmith Chambers and an expert specializing in asylum, immigration. She has particular experience of working with vulnerable people, unaccompanied children, victims of torture or those suffering from mental health problems. She will be explaining the refugee crisis in Europe and answering any questions you may have.
Posted by CGTNEurope on Thursday, 17 October 2019