Please join the Oxford Children’s Rights Network on a screening of the film “Nowhere Home” on Thursday, January 22nd in Seminar Room 2, at Queen Elizabeth House (Department of International Development), 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The film documents the journeys of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Norway who are granted temporary residence permits, but are deported to their countries of origin once they turn 18 years old and are no longer permitted to reside in the country:
We got to know Goli who now lives back in Kurdistan after being deported from Norway the day after he turned 18. We follow him as he embarks on his journey back to country where he was given safe haven. We meet brothers Hassan and Hussein from Afghanistan. Traumatised by what they have witnessed in Afghanistan, Hussein is completely dependent on his brother as well as the support they receive from the Norwegian state. While all the boys at Salhus hope for an extension of their asylum status, the threat of deportation when they turn 18—and uncertain futures in Afghanistan, Iraq, or other war-torn countries—hangs over all their heads.
The film will be followed by a short discussion, with tea and biscuits, concerning the rights provisions for unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the European Union and international rights provisions for refugee children.
For more info see the OCRN website: http://oxfordchildrensrights.org/2015/01/15/film-screening/ and join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/786493448064771/?pnref=lhc.recent