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About Lisa Matthews

Lisa Matthews is coordinator of Right to RemainShe has previously worked in the areas of asylum advice, refugee integration and asylum/immigration legal casework in the UK and was a refugee psycho-social worker at Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA), Egypt.   

 

Articles by Lisa Matthews

This week’s editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

On the edge of a nation, sitting on the border

Life in UK’s indefinite immigration detention regime evokes the 'barbed wire disease' experienced by 'enemy aliens' interned during the World Wars. We must learn from our past to end detention. 

500 Eritreans

"We need justice, we need freedom”. Their voices were raised in unison, echoing off the striking architecture of Liverpool's docks as they marched quickly and determinedly through the streets.  

Young Afghans in the UK: deportations in the dead of night to a war-zone

Each year around 400 children forced by war to leave their families and homes in Afghanistan seek sanctuary in the UK. Lisa Matthews writes for Young People Seeking Safety Week on the young adults who, having rebuilt their lives, are now at threat of return. 

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