Chambers Student Podcast: LGBTQ+ refugee and human rights claims with Dr S Chelvan

In: News Published: Wednesday 07 April 2021


“It is so wonderful to be part of a set with 80 or 90 members where you click onto the website and you look through the names and faces and that is diversity; there’s no counting of numbers. There’s no hiding from it – its visual – and that's why visibility is so important to me. That's why self-identification - the right to self-identify - is so important me." 

33 Bedford Row's Dr S Chelvan is a guest on the newest episode of the Chambers Student Podcast this week discussing queer refugees seeking asylum in the UK.

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Publications mentioned:

Chelvan's thesis: At the end of the rainbow : where next for the queer refugee? -

The Queer Outside in Law, Chapter 4 - 'The DSSH Model and the Voice of the Silenced: Aderonke Apata', S Chelvan (eds Peter Dunne and Senthoran Raj)

Justice and the Politics of Difference by Iris Marion Young

Chelvan's article on the International Child Abductor's Charter Supreme Court judgment:

Update on Chelvan's Strasbourg cases:

Organisations mentioned: UK Black Pride, African Rainbow Family This podcast is hosted by