We invite ECRs to participate by presenting their research or works-in-progress. Please submit brief abstracts by April 11, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indicative questions include (but are not limited to):
- Is it morally permissible for private actors to perform sovereign functions, particularly when these involve detention, the use of force, and other forms of coercion?
- What are the best practices governing their role? And what measures of accountability will be most effective?
- To what extent does privatisation shape immigration policy e.g encourage detention and discourage community-based alternatives to detention?
- Do some private actors render immigration enforcement more just or humane (for example, charities)
- Does a larger role for private actors represent yet another way in which migration and globalisation have diminished state sovereignty; or, does it in fact empower states to pursue policies of more stringent border control without the constraints of judicial oversight and international or other constitutional norms?