13 Jan, 22 / post / Front Page
Call for papers: Decolonising global migration law

The Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School, the European University Institute and the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of Witwatersrand invite abstract submissions on post-/decolonial critiques of global migration law.

The workshop, which will take place on 10 June 2022, is open to both established and early-career scholars and practitioners, including advanced PhD students. We welcome submissions from legal scholars, and those studying law from other disciplinary vantage points, including law and development; legal history; and the sociology and politics (political philosophy, political science and IR) of global migration law.  We welcome in particular papers that examine underexplored legal regimes and avoid Eurocentrism.

Download the call for papers

Interested participants should provide an abstract in Word format of no more than 500 words. Together with their abstracts, applicants should provide the following information: name, affiliation, the title of the proposed paper and an email address. To submit an abstract please write to fundamentalrights@hertie-school.org by 15 February 2022 with the heading ‘Submission Decolonising Migration Workshop’.

Organising Committee and Commentators

  • Prof. Tendayi Achiume, UCLA Law School and UN Special Rapporteur on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance
  • Prof. Diego Acosta, University of Bristol
  • Prof. Tobias Berger, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Cathryn Costello, Hertie School Centre for Fundamental Rights and Oxford Refugee Studies Centre
  • Dr. Nadine El-Enany, Centre for Research on Race and Law, Birkbeck College University of London
  • Prof. Neha Jain, European University Institute
  • Prof. Loren Landau, Oxford University and African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of Witwatersrand
  • Prof. Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Temple University
  • Prof. Mohammad (Shahab) Shahabuddin, University of Birmingham
  • Vera Wriedt, PhD researcher, Hertie School, Centre for Fundamental Rights