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May 26th, 2020

From the vaults: Immigration Detention

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

May 26th, 2020

From the vaults: Immigration Detention

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Mishka/ Mary Bosworth/ Matthew Gibney

 


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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?

 

Speakers
Mishka
Campaigner and Advocate, Freed Voices
Mary Bosworth
Professor of Criminology, University of Oxford
Matthew Gibney
Professor of Politics and Forced Migration, University of Oxford

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

 

Co-sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy

 

 

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