Panel on Australia and Asylum Seekers

1 April, 2015

NCDH 312, McGill University Faculty of Law —

The Asia Pacific Law Association of McGill together with the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International law invite you to a panel discussion on Australia’s Response Asylum Seekers, with a particular focus on its offshore solution in the Asia Pacific.

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Seminar: Placing Unfree Labour (Video Posted)

Kendra Strauss at the seminar series, Slavery Old and New: Labour Exploitation Through the Ages and Around the Globe
19 March, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

at McGill University and York University via Video Conference

This talk will explore how feminist and legal geographical approaches to unfree labour – in particular forced labour and trafficking – unsettle and potentially enrich legal analyses of regulatory regimes. In it, I explore two dimensions of unfreedom in contemporary labour markets that have received less attention than issues of implementation and enforcement. First, I examine how jurisdiction constructs, and is produced by, socio-spatial processes that are more-than-territorial, and which normatively shape what counts as work and who counts as a worker. Second, I apply these insights to an examination of how climate change, as a set of processes that overflow state boundaries and produce localized, material vulnerabilities to forced labour and trafficking, might problematize approaches that posit de-territorialization as the solution to jurisdictional conundrums.

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Symposium: Facilitating Mobility, Fostering Diversity: The Challenges of Contemporary Migration Policies in a Free-Trade Context

17 February, 2015

A free one-day symposium at McGill University

When: Tuesday, 17 February, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM, reception to follow
Where: Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 McTavish, Montreal
Registration: for organizational purposes, please RSVP to oppenheimer@mcgill.ca.

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  Gabriela Medici

Counterbalancing the Legislative Precariousness of Domestic Carework in Switzerland through Civil Rights – Potentials and Limitations of the Human Rights-Centred Approach in the Swiss Context

Gabriela Medici
10 November, 2014

Gabriela Medici at the Seminar Series, “Labour Migration, Development, & Human Rights.”

Lundi, 10 novembre, 13:00 – 14:30, NCDH salle 609

NCDH Room 609
McGill Faculty of Law
3644 Peel Street
Montreal

Lunch will be served. RSVPs to oppenheimer@mcgill.ca encouraged, but not required.

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Migrant Labour: Conditions for/of Unfreedom under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Programs

27 October, 2014

Bethany Hastie at the Seminar Series, “Labour Migration, Development, & Human Rights.”

Monday, October 27, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

NCDH Room 609
McGill Faculty of Law
3644 Peel Street
Montreal

Lunch will be served. RSVPs to oppenheimer@mcgill.ca encouraged, but not required.

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