Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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

Closing Dungavel – a chance to end indefinite detention in Scotland?

by Jerome Phelps   In early September, the new Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill announced the closure of Dungavel, the only detention centre in Scotland.  The centre will be replaced in … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Out of the Cage: Positive Reporting about Women and Migration

By Angeline Mwafulirwa   The UN estimates that at least 232 million people currently live outside their country of origin, many having moved for a variety of reasons. In and … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Nauru Files: an opportunity for compassion

by Melanie Baak This is a press release, drafted in response to yesterday’s publication of the Nauru Files in the Guardian newspaper.   The Nauru Files, comprising more than 2,000 … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Divides That Are Breaking Us

by Naomi Head   Recent attacks in Nice, Munich, Normandy, Wuerzburg, Reutlingen, Ansbach and Paris have shocked European citizens to the core. Some of these attacks have been linked to … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Afghan Hazaras Responses to the Asylum Seeker Debate in the Australian Media

by Heidi Hetz   In May of this year, Heidi Hetz from the Hawke-EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations, and Cultural Transformations, Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia visited GRAMNet. … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Europe, confront cynism with hospitality

by Michaël Neuman   World Refugee Day will have served as a near universal reminder of the cynicism of European immigration and asylum policies: dissuasion that sacrifices thousands is the … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

June Interview

This month we spoke to Selina Hales, the founder of Refugweegee, and three pupils from Sandersons Wynd Primary School, who organised a collection of clothes to go to refugee camps. … Continue reading

June 7, 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