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Asylum seekers - a photographic exhibition

An exhibition of photographs about asylum seekers is now on view in the Student Services Centre Atrium at LSE until 19 December.

These images are by Guardian photographer David Levene who worked for the Refugee Council between 1999 and 2001.

The exhibition accompanied a one day conference Humans without Rights: asylum seekers in the 21st century, which attracted more than 450 people to the School on Saturday 1 November.

The day was organised by the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, in association with The Guardian newspaper, and aimed to take a fresh look at the subject of asylum, setting it in its historical, political and legal context.

Speakers included Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Nick Blake QC, Zrinka Bralo, Professor Stephen Castles and Margaret Lally.

Professor Conor Gearty, Rausing director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, said: 'The test for whether we are truly committed to human rights lies in the way that we treat people at the margins of our society. On the evidence of this conference, much work needs to be done before we can be confident that we are dealing properly and in an ethical way with this difficult issue.'

The exhibition is free to view, and on public display in the Atrium, ground of the Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE from 10am to 7.30pm daily.

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To read more about the conference and the work of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, see www.lse.ac.uk/humanrights|

The Refugee Council at http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/|

7 November 2003

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