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LUCAS Explains #7: How can we use an age-old text to understand the case of child refugees Lili & Howick?

LUCAS Explains #7: How can we use an age-old text to understand the case of child refugees Lili & Howick?

Remember how unfair it felt when you heard that child refugees Lili and Howick had to go back to their mother’s home country Armenia? In this vlog, Merel Oudshoorn explores how a different system of law might have allowed them to stay.

The Western system we call “the Law” is only one of several ways to order society. Taking the example of Lili and Howick, Merel Oudshoorn explains some of the differences in these law systems. We all felt that the lawful decision to send these children back was unfair. Could there be another system of law that would have allowed Lili and Howick to stay?

Merel Oudshoorn: 'How can we use an age-old text to understand the case of child refugees Lili & Howick?'

ABOUT LUCAS EXPLAINS

In the video series LUCAS Explains, young researchers tell about current societal and cultural topics from a historical or fresh point of view. The subjects range from diversity to national identity and from inclusiveness to migration. The videos stretch the history from the Classics to the present and from Europe to Asia. LUCAS Explains is published every other Tuesday. LUCAS Explains is a video series of Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society and SOON media Amsterdam.

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Leiden University Libraries
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research


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