“Crimmigration” and Human Rights

October 18, 2013 - October 19, 2013

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As migration flows around the world have increased in recent years due to factors such as armed conflict, economic dislocation, and climate change, national governments have increasingly turned to criminal law to regulate their borders and exclude large numbers of non-citizens. Many states have increased the number and scope of criminal offenses justifying deportation, increased penalties for immigration-related conduct, and criminalized immigrant status itself through detention of non-citizens. States have in effect created a separate criminal law system for non-citizens, one that features harsher penalties, less discretion, and fewer due process protections than the system affords to citizens. This dual criminal justice system has important racial, ethnic, and human rights implications. The workshop will examine these intersections of criminal and immigration law in a comparative context. Presenters will analyze current state practices and consider recommendations for reform.

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WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

KATJA FRANKO AAS
Institute of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo
Fitting Punishment: Abnormal Justice and the Precarious Membership in Europe

ANA ALIVERTI
Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford
The Wrongs of Unlawful Immigration: An Analysis of the Criminalization of Breaches to Immigration Regulation

EFRAT ARBEL
University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law
Irregularizing Migration by Geographic Design: Understanding Canada’s Mandatory Migration Detention Regime

ALLEGRA McLEOD
Georgetown Law School
Beyond Borders: Immigration and Criminal Justice in Dialogue

ALESSANDRO SPENA
University of Palermo, Faculty of Law
A Just Criminalization of Illegal Immigration: Is It Possible?

JULIET P. STUMPF
Lewis and Clark Law School
Civil Detention and Other Fairytales

YOLANDA VAZQUEZ
University of Cincinnati, College of Law
Creating “Crimmigration” in the United States as a Mechanism of Racial Exclusion in a Post-Racial Society 

 

 

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