Invitation and call for papers. Please disseminate throughout your networks!
Challenging Migrant Detention
Human Rights, Advocacy and Mental Health
19-21 June 2018 – Montreal, Canada
As forcible displacement increases, notions of the unwanted “Other”, the “illegal” migrant, and the “bogus” refugee are increasingly prominent in public discourse of destination countries, lending support to stringent border control policies whereby States incarcerate asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other foreign nationals in immigration detention centres, prisons and camps. This structural violence primarily targets racialized populations from the Global South.
This international conference brings together researchers in social sciences, human rights and mental health, along with practitioners, advocates and migrants, to discuss global trends and avenues for change in immigration detention.
Call for papers deadline: February 1, 2018
Proposals for papers and conference registration:
McGill Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry Advanced Study Institute Workshop: June 19
Challenging Migrant Detention Conference: June 20-21
François Crépeau, Faculty of Law, McGill University; former UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants
Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Law School
Mary Bosworth, Border Criminologies, University of Oxford
Organized by the SHERPA Research Centre and the McGill University Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry
Partners: the UNHCR, the McGill University Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, the University of Toronto International Human Rights Program, University of Oxford Border Criminologies and l’Association québécoise des avocats et avocates en droit de l’immigration
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