DISCUSSING THE REFUGEE CRISIS & THE UK RESPONSIBILITY TO IT.

High commissioner for Bangladesh at fringeWe had a fringe meeting on this at Lib Dem Party Conference, and were pleased to have Professor Brad Blitz, founder of the Migration Observatory in Malta, with Dr Ruvi Ziegler, Associate Professor in International Refugee Law speak to us.  You can see the interesting presentation from Brad here Blitz Lib Dem presentation

We were particularly pleased that Liberal Democrat Voice had provided much needed refreshment, which will have helped to draw the crowd that we had in the room.  You can read all about the event on the LDV site, and join in any discussion, here http://www.libdemvoice.org/discussing-the-european-refugee-crisis-and-the-uks-responsibilities-55384.html

We had a surprise visitor, The High Commissioner for Bangladesh, who was welcomed by our Chair, John Skipworth, and invited to speak too.  He spoke of what is happening with the Rohingya people, and how 100,000 had crossed the border into Bangladesh recently, and they are still pouring in, fleeing from the terrible atrocities.

As expected at a fringe meeting of ours, there were a lot of questions, and lively, informed discussion.