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Migration, Security, Surveillance and Resistance Workshop

Migration, Security, Surveillance and Resistance Workshop

Workshop organized by the Department of Criminology, Ryerson University in collaboration with the School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London

Monday, 1 April 2019
Sears, Atrium (245 Church Street)
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

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The global migration and refugee regime is at a crossroad. Dominated by the interests of the Global North, exclusionary international and national laws have contributed to a rise in irregular migration, expanding forms of precarious status, and a global human rights and humanitarian crisis. The Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration recent Global Compacts on Refugees and on Migrants signals a move towards more inclusive, pluralist approaches to the global governance of human mobility. Drafted in consultation with civil society, academics, various geographical regions, and refugees and migrants, these Global Compacts set out a framework of common principles and guidelines on the treatment of migrants in vulnerable situations. They also aim to achieve a more equitable sharing of the burden and responsibility for hosting and supporting the world’s refugees. To be effective, global norms will have to be internalized by stakeholders within and across international, national, and local levels. Against this background, the workshop will explore the respective roles of diverse state and non-state institutions in the governance of migration, focusing on recent policies and practices within North America and the European Union. It will include four panels:

Panel 1: Interrogating the Global Compact Migration: What Outcomes?

Panel 2: Securitisation and Migration: The New Challenges in Technologies of Surveillance and Mobility of People

Panel 3: Migrants, Refugees and Illegality: Repackaging Old Modalities of Exclusion?

Panel 4: Urban Citizenship: Exploring the Sanctuary City Policies

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