Immigration Detention, Risk and Human Rights

Studies on Immigration and Crime

Author: Maria João Guia

Publisher: Springer


Category: Law

Page: 293

View: 961

This book offers a brand new point of view on immigration detention, pursuing a multidisciplinary approach and presenting new reflections by internationally respected experts from academic and institutional backgrounds. It offers an in-depth perspective on the immigration framework, together with the evolution of European and international political decisions on the management of immigration. Readers will be introduced to new international decisions on the protection of human rights, together with international measures concerning the detention of immigrants. In recent years, International Law and European Law have converged to develop measures for combatting irregular immigration. Some of them include the criminalization of illegally entering a member state or illegally remaining there after legally entering. Though migration has become a great challenge for policymakers, legislators and society as a whole, we must never forget that migrants should enjoy the same human rights and legal protection as everyone else.

Exclusion and Inclusion in International Migration: Power, Resistance and Identity

Author: Armağan Teke Lloyd

Publisher: Transnational Press London


Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 511

"People on the move face new barriers in a globalizing world. Some of these barriers are related with the rise of an increasingly security-oriented approach towards international migrants. Notwithstanding the forces of globalization, states have maintained their monopoly power over whom to admit and whom to deny within their borders. In other words, they remain the sovereign authority regulating the entry and exit of people. However, in recent years, a number of states have singled out international immigration as the greatest political and social threat to their cultural and national security. The securitization of immigration is founded upon the premise that the international movement of people represents an exceptional risk for the survival of the nation and this is often associated with terrorism, instability and criminality. The securitization of immigration is also based on the idea that the ‘traditional’ authority vested in states to regulate immigration is somehow insufficient and needs to be enhanced. These assumptions correspond with a real policy shift in some countries such as the United States, where the government is planning to spend approximately 23 Billion Dollars on border security and immigration enforcement in 2019 alone." "This edited volume is an exploration of the global landscapes inhabited by refugees and labour migrants, although the focus is largely on the former. Despite the fact that most of the empirical studies are drawn from within Europe, the book also includes research on Nepal, Australia, the Middle East and Japan in order to reveal the truly global dimensions of migration and the regimes governing this." Content INTRODUCTION by Armağan Teke Lloyd PART A: Ideology and Governance of Migration CHAPTER 1. Coming to Terms with Liberal Democracy by the Populist Radical Right Parties of Western Europe: Evidence from European Parliament Speeches over Minorities and Migration by Caner Tekin CHAPTER 2. ‘A Forest with many trees’ - Mapping migration governance and the dispersion of authority in Europe by Lisa Marie Borrelli, Rebecca Mavin and Giorgia Trasciani CHAPTER 3. Policing Migrants in Transit and Upon Arrival: The Bordering Tactic of Integration in Austria and Germany by Olivia Johnson PART B: Regulations: Suspension of Human Rights CHAPTER 4. Borders, Exception and Sovereignty: Australia’s Migration Policies as Instruments of Suspension of (Human) Rights and (International) Obligations by Ana Carolina Macedo Abreu CHAPTER 5. Power and Sandwiched Sovereignty: Nepali Migrant Workers in the Gulf Countries by Hari KC CHAPTER 6. The Body and Embodied Experiences in the British Asylum System: Developing a Conceptual Perspective by Rebecca Mavin CHAPTER 7. Eritrean Unaccompanied Refugee Minors in The Netherlands: Wellbeing and Health by Anna de Haan, Yodit Jacob, Trudy Mooren and Winta Ghebreab PART C: Migrants, Strategies and Identities CHAPTER 8. Social Inclusion Processes for unaccompanied minors in the city of Palermo: Fostering Autonomy through a New Social Inclusion Model by Roberta Lo Bianco and Georgia Chondrou CHAPTER 9. Urban Resistances and Migrant Activism Challenging the Border Regime in Madrid City by Ana Santamarina and Almudena Cabezas CHAPTER 10. RefConnect - A Mobile Social Network for Refugees by Evdokia Kogia, Styliani Liberopoulou, Nikolaos Alamanos, Vasilis Pierros, and Christos Michalakelis CHAPTER 11. Halo-Halo, Nostalgia and Navigating Life for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW’s) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Simeon S. Magliveras.

The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration

Author: Sharon Pickering

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 947

The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration is concerned with the various relationships between migration, crime and victimization that have informed a wide criminological scholarship often driven by some of the original lines of inquiry of the Chicago School. Historically, migration and crime came to be the device by which Criminology and cognate fields sought to tackle issues of race and ethnicity, often in highly problematic ways. However, in the contemporary period this body of scholarship is inspiring scholars to produce significant evidence that speaks to some of the biggest public policy questions and debunks many dominant mythologies around the criminality of migrants. The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration is also concerned with the theoretical, empirical and policy knots found in the relationship between regular and irregular migration, offending and victimization, the processes and impact of criminalization, and the changing role of criminal justice systems in the regulation and enforcement of international mobility and borders. The Handbook is focused on the migratory ‘fault lines’ between the Global North and Global South, which have produced new or accelerated sites of state control, constructed irregular migration as a crime and security problem, and mobilized ideological and coercive powers usually reserved for criminal or military threats. Offering a strong international focus and comprehensive coverage of a wide range of border, criminal justice and migration-related issues, this book is an important contribution to criminology and migration studies and will be essential reading for academics, students and practitioners interested in this field.

Detaining the Immigrant Other

Global and Transnational Issues

Author: Rich Furman

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 654

This edited text explores immigration detention through a global and transnational lens. Immigration detention is frequently transnational; the complex dynamics of apprehending, detaining, and deporting undocumented immigrants involve multiple organizations that coordinate and often act across nation state boundaries. The lives of undocumented immigrants are also transnational in nature; the detention of immigrants in one country (often without due process and without providing the opportunity to contact those in their country of origin) has profound economic and emotional consequences for their families. The authors explore immigration detention in countries that have not often been previously explored in the literature. Some of these chapters include analyses of detention in countries such as Malaysia, South Africa, Turkey and Indonesia. They also present chapters that are comparative in nature and deal with larger, macro issues about immigration detention in general. The authors' frequent usage of lived experience in conjunction with a broad scholarly knowledge base is what sets this volume apart from others, making it useful and practical for scholars in the social sciences and anybody interested in the global phenomenon of immigration detention.

The Criminalisation of Migration in Europe

Challenges for Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Author: Valsamis Mitsilegas

Publisher: Springer


Category: Law

Page: 110

View: 971

This is the first monograph providing a comprehensive legal analysis of the criminalisation of migration in Europe. The book puts forward a definition of the criminalisation of migration as the three-fold process whereby migration management takes place via the adoption of substantive criminal law, via recourse to traditional criminal law enforcement mechanisms including surveillance and detention, and via the development of mechanisms of prevention and pre-emption. The book provides a typology of criminalisation of migration, structured on the basis of the three stages of the migrant experience: criminalisation before entry (examining criminalisation in the context of extraterritorial immigration control, delegation and privatisation in immigration control and the securitisation of migration); criminalisation during stay (examining how substantive criminal law is used to regulate migration in the territory); and criminalisation after entry and towards removal (examining efforts to exclude and remove migrants from the territory and jurisdiction of EU Member States and criminalisation through detention). The analysis focuses on the impact of the criminalisation of migration on human rights and the rule of law, and it highlights how European Union law (through the application of both the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and general principles of EU law) and ECHR law may contribute towards achieving decriminalisation of migration in Europe.

The Operation of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) and the Use of Special Advocates

Seventh Report of Session 2004-05, Vol. 2: Oral and Written Evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Constitutional Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office


Category: Asylum, Right of

Page: 82

View: 769

operation of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) and the use of special Advocates : Seventh report of session 2004-05, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

University of Chicago Law Review

Volume 80, Number 1 - Winter 2013: Symposium - Immigration Law and Institutional Design

Author: University of Chicago Law Review

Publisher: Quid Pro Books


Category: Law

Page: 579

View: 429

A leading law review offers a quality eBook edition. This first issue of 2013 (Winter 2013, Volume 80) features articles and essays from internationally recognized legal and immigration policy scholars, including an extensive Symposium on immigration and its issues of policy, law, and administrative process in the United States. In addition, the issue includes articles by scholars and student-editors on other issues of law and policy. The issue serves, in effect, as a new and extensive book on cutting-edge issues of immigration law and policy in the United States by renowned researchers in the field. It is presented in modern eBook format and features active Tables of Contents; linked footnotes and URLs; careful digital presentation; and legible tables and images.

Scapegoats of September 11th

Hate Crimes & State Crimes in the War on Terror

Author: Michael Welch

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 843

From its largest cities to deep within its heartland, from its heavily trafficked airways to its meandering country byways, America has become a nation racked by anxiety about terrorism and national security. In response to the fears prompted by the tragedy of September 11th, the country has changed in countless ways. Airline security has tightened, mail service is closely examined, and restrictions on civil liberties are more readily imposed by the government and accepted by a wary public. The altered American landscape, however, includes more than security measures and ID cards. The country's desperate quest for security is visible in many less obvious, yet more insidious ways. In Scapegoats of September 11th, criminologist Michael Welch argues that the "war on terror" is a political charade that delivers illusory comfort, stokes fear, and produces scapegoats used as emotional relief. Regrettably, much of the outrage that resulted from 9/11 has been targeted at those not involved in the attacks on the Pentagon or the Twin Towers. As this book explains, those people have become the scapegoats of September 11th. Welch takes on the uneasy task of sorting out the various manifestations of displaced aggression, most notably the hate crimes and state crimes that have become embarrassing hallmarks both at home and abroad. Drawing on topics such as ethnic profiling, the Abu Ghraib scandal, Guantanamo Bay, and the controversial Patriot Act, Welch looks at the significance of knowledge, language, and emotion in a post-9/11 world. In the face of popular and political cheerleading in the war on terror, this book presents a careful and sober assessment, reminding us that sound counterterrorism policies must rise above, rather than participate in, the propagation of bigotry and victimization.

Textbook on Immigration and Asylum Law

Author: Gina Clayton

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Asylum, Right of

Page: 672

View: 403

The seventh edition of Textbook on Immigration and Asylum Law continues to provide students with expert coverage of case law and legislation, along with dynamic analysis of the political context and social impact of the law, and a strong focus on human rights. Including key case summaries, chapter questions and further reading, the book deftly guides the reader through this fascinating and constantly developing area of law, using clear and accessible language throughout. An ideal guide for all students of the subject. This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which contains the following resources designed to support the book: - Updates providing easy access to changes and developments in the law - Problem questions to test knowledge and develop analytical skill - Guidance on how to answer the end-of-chapter questions - A selection of web links to support additional research

Transforming America: Perspectives on U.S. Immigration [3 volumes]

Perspectives on U.S. Immigration

Author: Michael C. LeMay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Social Science

Page: 807

View: 748

Utilizing multiple perspectives of related academic disciplines, this three-volume set of contributed essays enables readers to understand the complexity of immigration to the United States and grasp how our history of immigration has made this nation what it is today.