Frances Webber’s new book, Borderline Justice: The Fight for Refugee and Migrant Rights (Pluto, 2012), is being launched on Monday 22nd October.
From pre-arrival to detention and deportation, Borderline Justice describes the exclusionary policies, inhumane decisions and obstacles to justice for refugees and migrants in the current legal system.
Frances Webber, a legal practitioner with over 30 years experience, provides a unique insight into how the law has been applied to migrants, refugees and other ‘unpopular minorities’. The book records some of the key legal struggles of the past thirty years which have sought to preserve values of universality in human rights – and the importance of continuing to fight for those values, inside and outside the courtroom.
With its combination of legal and political analysis with insider insights, Borderline Justice will appeal to both academic and non-academic audiences. The themes and analysis cross boundaries of law, politics, sociology, criminology, refugee studies and terrorism studies, appealing to the radical tradition in all these disciplines.
See the poster for further details. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
The Fight for Refugee and Migrant Rights
Frances Webber. Foreword by Gareth Peirce
A campaigning lawyer describes the obstacles to justice for refugees and migrants in the current UK legal system.
“There is no person better equipped to write on one of the most pressing moral and political concerns of our times than Frances Webber. She writes with the authority of a legal expert who for thirty years has represented migrants and asylum seekers. Her new book raises questions for all concerned with the preservation of a truly democratic and humane society in which the endangered stranger to whom we owe nothing turns to us for protection and the right to life. “ – Helen Bamber OBE
“Borderline Justice represents a remarkable double achievement. It is at once a compelling read and an authoritative source of information. For those of us who will never represent a client in court, or sprint to judge’s chambers to stay a deportation, it provides all we will ever need to know about the last few decades of British ‘justice’ at the border.” – Leanne Weber is a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University in Australia, specialising in migration policing. She is the co-author of Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier.