Drowning at Sea as a Crime Control Strategy

Date: 22nd Nov 2017

Time: 16:00-17:00

Organiser: Europa Research Group

Location: Chrystal Macmillan Building (Seminar Room 4)


The Edinburgh Europa Research Group is pleased to invite you to its upcoming event:

The Sea-Crosser’s Paradox
How Drowning at Sea Has Become a Crime Control Strategy and Why Human Rights Do Nothing about It

Francesca Soliman
PhD Candidate in Law
The University of Edinburgh

Wednesday 22 November 2017
4pm to 5pm

Chrystal Macmillan Building
Seminar Room 4

The increasingly common framing of migration through a criminal lens has turned migration control into a form of crime prevention, which decreases legal safeguards yet attracts limited scrutiny. The rise of ‘crimmigration’, the blurring of boundaries between criminal and migration law, has created a hybrid legal framework. Non-citizens inhabit a state of exception in criminal law. The presentation will suggest that a social harm approach is best suited to critically evaluate states of exception in contemporary crimmigration control practice.

This event is free and non-ticketed
All are welcome

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