Refugee or asylum seeker, does it matter?
The right to asylum in Iceland
A large number of people have made their way to Europe in recent months to escape conflict and persecution in their home country. Issues of refugees have been prominent in the country and the soon to be arrival of quota refugees to the country.
How can people seek asylum in Iceland? How are the decisions made and why build them?
Hrefna Dögg Gunnarsdóttir, a practicing lawyer, examines the concept of refugees in the international context and the right to asylum, she has among others conducted research for the UNHCR office in the field of refugee law.
Skúli Á. Sigurðsson, project manager of the refuge area of Immigration, explains Icelandic legal environment and the implementation and operation of Immigration.
Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir, chairman of the General Education Committee and Parliament.
Arndís AK Gunnarsdóttir, a lawyer with the Red Cross.
Guðbjörg Ottósdóttir, an adjunct to the social worker at the University of Iceland.
Moderator: Bogi Ágússtson, journalist at Rúv.
The meeting takes place in the Icelandic and everyone is welcome.