In this latest Asia Research Brief, Harini Sivalingam (Socio-legal Studies) examines forced migration from the ground up, premised on the narratives of forced migrants and their experiences fleeing their homelands, their journeys to seek safety and security, and their reception by state actors and systems upon their arrival. She uses the arrival of Tamil maritime forced migrants aboard the MV Ocean Lady (2009) and MV Sun Sea (2010) onto the traditional territories of the Songhees First Nations (Victoria, British Columbia) as case studies to explore how such migrants navigate and experience laws and legal processes in their journeys to seek refuge.
Download issue 44 here: Securitized Forced Migrants: Navigating the Journeys of Tamil Maritime Forced Migrants
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