CFP: Ethical Immigration Enforcement

Submission deadline: November 1, 2020

Conference date(s):
February 4, 2021 - February 5, 2021

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Conference Venue:

University of Essex
Colchester, United Kingdom

Topic areas


There is a great deal of debate over whether states can permissibly exclude non-citizens, and which non-citizens they can permissibly exclude. This online workshop focuses on which means of exclusion are morally permissible. For example, it is not clear when (if ever) detention for a given individual is just, even if the state has a general right to exclude this individual. Moreover, even if states act unjustly whenever excluding migrants, certain means of discouraging migration may be justified, such as providing aid to low-income states with the hope of discouraging migration from these states. The workshop will discuss these and other topics relating to immigration enforcement.

Time: February 4-5, 11:00am-2:00pm BST

Confirmed speakers:

Luara Ferracioli

Matthew Lindauer

Olúfẹmi O. Táíwò

Kieran Oberman

Mollie Gerver

We are currently seeking two additional speakers. Please send a cover page and anonymous abstract of no more than 1,000 words by November 1st to [email protected]

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