CFP: Territorial rights and rights to movement and subsistence

Submission deadline: September 30, 2022

Conference date(s):
December 12, 2022 - December 13, 2022

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Genoa (Italy)
Genova, Italy

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FINO – Northwestern Italian Philosophy Consortium

Keynote speakers: Sarah Fine (University of Cambridge), David Miller (Nuffield College, Oxford)          

We find ourselves in a world where wars, poverty and environmental crises are increasingly forcing people out of their countries, regions, places of settlement and so on. These, indeed, are all urgent challenges that states are facing and that call for more normative work aimed at providing states with fine theoretical tools to orient their immigration and borders-control policies.

The main normative problems lie on different possible ways to interpret and justify states’ territorial rights and, particularly, states’ right to control their borders and massive flows of people across them. We would like to tackle fundamental questions such as whether migrants’ exclusion violates their rights to movement and subsistence with a specific focus on what states’ territorial rights entail. You are therefore invited to submit an abstract (max 300 words in Engish) on any of the following sub-themes:

·      Territorial rights and human rights

·      Territorial rights, displacement, and migration

·      Territorial rights and eviction

·      Territorial rights, states, groups, and individuals


If the abstract is accepted, you will be asked to submit a short paper that will be made available to participants in advance and discussed during the workshop. Each speaker is allocated 60 minutes: paper presentation (20 minutes), questions from the discussant and reply (15 minutes), open discussion (25 minutes). Young researchers are especially welcomed to send their contributions to Rita [email protected], Camilla Barbieri ([email protected]), or Chiara Molinero ([email protected]).

Organisers: Rita Ogochukwu Ezugwu, Camilla Barbieri, Chiara Molinero.

The workshop is funded by CLOE - Training to complexity: multidisciplinary approaches to rural and mountain sustainable development and conservation, an interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral Doctoral Programme developed and coordinated by the University of Genoa, as sole beneficiary, in collaboration with a network of host academic and non-academic organizations. CLOE DP is funded under the H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2020 scheme (G.A. n 101034449).

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