Right to Refuge:
a SolidariTee podcast
The Right to Refuge podcast tries to answer all the questions you've always been to scared to ask, while also spotlighting some of the incredible organisations making an impact. From legal aid to the power of language, we hope to break down one of the most pressing issues of our time and ensure that accurate, up-to-date information is accessible to everyone.
We have collated further reading resources related to each episode's topic so if something sparked your interest, you can discover more.
Presented by the SolidariTee team and featuring voices of the NGOs we support - listen on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you find your podcasts!
Episode 1: What is a refugee and what is legal aid?
This episode explores the legal definition of a refugee and how it differs from an asylum seeker. We also talk about legal aid and why it's so important.
According to the 1951 Refugee Convention, a refugee is “someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.”
An asylum seeker is someone who leaves their home country to ask for legal protection in another country. They are in the process of applying for refugee status. Seeking asylum is an internationally recognised human right, and anyone can make an asylum claim.
We believe the refugee crisis is one of mismanagement, and that the asylum process is currently not working. For more on why we support NGOs working in this sphere, visit Why Legal Aid.
Tipping the Scales: a report on the access to justice within the asylum process, detailing the lack of legal aid available to asylum seekers.
K. Tsitselikis (2018) ‘Refugees in Greece: Facing a Multifaceted Labyrinth.’ International Migration, Vol. 57, No. 2. Hoboken, USA.
M. Carlson, L. Jakli and K. Linos (2017) ‘Refugees Misdirected: How Information, Misinformation, and Rumors Shape Refugees' Access to Fundamental Rights.’ Virginia Journal of International Law. Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 539-574. Charlottesville, USA.
Episode 2: Language and discourse in the refugee crisis
This episode explores the power of language and how it shapes and influences the way we talk about the refugee crisis. We discuss how SolidariTee navigates this discourse, and how we use language that aligns with our values.
At SolidariTee, we have carefully considered the language and images we use when talking about refugees and asylum seekers. For information on our policies, visit Our Values.
Daniel Trilling (2019), How the media contributed to the migrant crisis
Roy Gleensdale (2020), Migrants are off the agenda for the UK press but the damage is done