The Amnesty International Action Group at Griffith for their second symposium for 2017, titled on the theme of refugees in 2017.’ A panel of experts will speak on the state of the right to seek asylum in 2017, from Syria to Manus, and around the world.

At this moment, there are more people seeking asylum than at any point since World War II. People just like us, but with no choice but to run for their lives. Amnesty campaigns for people seeking asylum by urging the world’s governments to do their fair share to protect and assist people who are simply seeking somewhere safe to live.

Over 1.19 million women, men and children need to be resettled in a safe country, yet only 30 countries offer just over 100,000 annual resettlement places.

Listen to experts

Join a panel of experts on the 15th of November for Amnesty at Griffith’s second Symposium for 2017. This symposium focuses on refugees and their human rights. This event is held at Griffith University’s Nathan campus and will combine guest speakers from Amnesty International, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Griffith Law School as well as renowned speakers with a refugee background for an engaging panel discussion.

Amnesty works tirelessly to protect the safety of millions of refugees who are forced to flee their homes to escape war, genocide, torture and persecution.

Tickets are $5 for Griffith University students and $10 for everyone else, and can be purchased right away. Don’t miss out on your chance to heard from experts on one of the most important issues of our time!

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Refugee Welcome March in London, September 2016. © Marie-Anne Ventoura/Amnesty International


Sir Samuel Griffith Building

Griffith University Nathan


November 15, 2017

6:30 pm

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