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Immigration Detention

18 February | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door


Thousands of foreign nationals are held in immigration detention across the country. Some are detained on arrival, and others after having lived here for years. Some detainees will be deported, others will be released into the community. Currently in the UK there is no time limit on how long a person can be held in immigration detention. Our panel will reflect on politics and philosophy of immigration detention. Should the state be allowed indefinitely detain people who have committed no crime? What are the alternatives to detention? What does detention tell us about the ethics of immigration control more generally?


Campaigner and Advocate, Freed Voices

Mary Bosworth
Professor of Criminology, University of Oxford

Matthew Gibney
Professor of Politics and Forced Migration, University of Oxford


Sarah Fine
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, KCL


Co-sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy


Quick accessibility map here. Full access information for the New Academic Building in general, and the Sheikh Zayed Theatre in particular, available here.


All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door



18 February
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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