Haqqi Bahram is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO) of Linköping University, Sweden. His research focuses on the legacy of statelessness and identity formation in post-statelessness and forced displacement contexts. His work engages experiences of stateless Syrian Kurds in Europe to study stateless standpoints and activism, social and political inclusion and transitional justice. Haqqi teaches on citizenship, exclusion and conflict and he has previously worked as a senior officer on humanitarian aid and development programmes implemented in Syria.
The Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups (FARR)
The Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups, FARR, is a politically and religiously independent umbrella organization that assists refugee groups, asylum committees and individuals. We are well established in Sweden since 1988. FARR sees providing information about the asylum system at all stages of the procedure to asylum-seekers. Therefore, we have produced a guide called “Good Advice to Asylum Seekers” published in six languages and available on our websitewww.farr.se. FARR is a grassroots’ organization where all the work is done on a voluntary basis. The 55 local groups cooperate with asylum lawyers and have members that are experienced in asylum law and rules. Our services are free. FARR operates a volunteer help-line to deal with questions from asylum-seekers and those assisting them. Journalists from the media also contact us on a regular basis. People seeking information or advice can also send e-mail requests firstname.lastname@example.org that are answered by law-students under the supervision of an experienced board member.The Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups (FARR) website