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Subject:

INTERROGATING STATE VIOLENCE: CUSTODIAL DEATHS, JUSTICE AND RESISTANCE - Call for Papers

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Kadija George <[log in to unmask]>

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Kadija George <[log in to unmask]>

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Sun, 27 May 2018 21:56:53 +0100

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*INTERROGATING STATE VIOLENCE: CUSTODIAL DEATHS, JUSTICE AND
RESISTANCE - **Call
for Papers*



A conference to mark the 20thanniversary of the United Families & Friends
Campaign will take place on 26 October 2018 in London. The conference aims
to bring to focus research on the issue of deaths in custody in the UK. The
anniversary event will map trajectories of struggles forjusticeover two
decades, highlighting new research and policy directions, as well as
offering contextualised and historical understandings of state violence.



We invite proposals on practice and research that is historically grounded,
and/or which offers new theoretical or practical insights on deaths in
custody. We especially welcome work that dissects the reasons for the
continued failure of the state to successfully prosecute its agents. We
encourage the submission of papers from various disciplines, including,
media, communication, history, journalism, law, geography, political
science, psychology, and sociology, as well as proposals from activists and
professionals working in related areas in the community. Abstracts from
academic, professional and activist bodies could address such themes as:



- Race, gender, class in deaths in custody and resistance

- Role of bereaved families

- Role of the Independent Office for Police Conduct

- Role of the Crown Prosecution Service

- Role of the media

- Role of grassrootsorganisations

-  Role of publicly funded organisations

-  Role of the medical profession

- Use of restraint techniques

- Militarisation of the police

-  Prison system deaths

- Secure medical units deaths

- Concepts ofjusticein resistance

- Family campaigns and their impact

- Regional differences in patterns of deaths and community responses to
deaths

- Comparative struggles for justice internationally





*Keynote speakers *



Janet Alder, Sister of Christopher Alder who died in Hull Police Station in
1998 and who has campaigned for justice since then



Sherene Razack, Distinguished Professor and the Penney Kanner Endowed Chair
in Women’s Studies





*Submissions:*



- Abstracts for individual papers should be 250 words.

- Proposals for panels should include maximum 4 x abstracts of 250 words
with the name and  affiliation of the chair clearly indicated.

- Proposals for multi-media pieces should include a 250 word abstract with
an online link.

- All abstracts must be accompanied by a brief biographical statement (max
200 words) and full contact information and sent by Monday 16 July to:
Kadija George: [log in to unmask]  Nadine El-Enany: [log in to unmask]
Fero: [log in to unmask] - Notification of acceptance: 31 July 2018



*Hosting o**rganisations*


- United Families & Friends Campaign-   Centre for Research on Race and
Law, Birkbeck Law School, Birkbeck College, University of London-   Migrant
Media



*Interrogating state violence: Custodial deaths, justice and resistance*

Date: Friday 26 October 2018 Time: 9am-9pm

Venue: Friends House, The Light, Euston Road, London NW1



*UFFC 20thAnniversary Procession *

Date: Saturday 27 October 2018

Place: Assemble at Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square, Londonat 13:00

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