The Power to Expel: Deportation and Denationalisation in Historical, Comparative and Normative Perspective

February 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Europe/Rome Timezone

In the late 20th century, academic and policy debates have asked how open European and American immigration states should be for admission to the territory and citizenship. In the 21st century, the focus is often on how to undo immigration through deportation and citizenship deprivation. Our workshop will discuss the new trends of deportation and denationalisation from historical, legal and comparative perspectives. It will also raise the question of whether liberal democracies should have the power to expel immigrants and citizens and under which constraints they can legitimately exercise this power. Finally, we want to connect the two topics by considering whether citizenship status is still, or should be, a firm protection against deportation and whether the right not to be deported should be grounded in domicile rather than citizenship.

Programme available here.