Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

Film Series: StripLife // Fragments of Gaza (fragment 1)

After a one month break the GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series is back! We welcome all to join us next Wednesday 11th May for an evening of commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba. … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · Leave a comment


  For the first time the daffodils do not bring me cheerfulness, their nodding yellow heads, incongruent, stubborn, sunshine at the wrong end of winter.   It is war time. … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Immigration Bill, Reserved Matters and the Sewel Convention

by Sarah Craig and Tom Mullen   The Immigration Bill, which received its third reading in the House of Lords on 12th April, affects inter alia the labour market, residential … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Immigration Bill’s proposals for young migrants in care will lead to a constitutional mess in Scottish policy-making

by Gareth Mulvey, Graham Connelly & Sylvie Da Lomba   According to Tomas Hammar immigration policy concerns who gets into a country and immigrant policy is about what happens once … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Glasgow: a city rich in solidarity and action

On the 24th March 2016, GRAMNet was part of a Refugee Campaigns Day, along with the GU GRASS, the Scottish Refugee Council, Right to Remain, and many others. Here, we … Continue reading

April 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Drowning at sea, washed up bodies, body bags and coffins: The new normal

by Teresa Piacentini   The new normal. A popular expression that captures the following: a previously unfamiliar or atypical situation that has become standard, usual, or expected. This is how … Continue reading

March 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

How a group of Dominicans were stripped of their nationality and now face expulsion to Haiti

Eve Hayes de Kalaf, University of Aberdeen   Just because people feel that they are a national of a country does not mean the state necessarily agrees. While tourists flock … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Paddington

This month is International Women’s Day, and on the 9th March at 6pm GRAMNet/BEMIS film series is happy to bring you a slightly different film from our usual film repertoire… … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment


by Fuad Alakbarov   When I was a child, I watched in horror as TV screens in Azerbaijan showed the aftermath of a brutal event: dead women, children and elderly, … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Academic Border Guard

  And they will say of me that despite it all, I was a border guard. That I assigned my signature to the papers which monitored and revealed the whereabouts … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 125 other followers