30th March 2021

Online Seminar via Zoom

Online Seminar via Zoom

Deportation: new strategies and challenges

Tuesday 30th March | 3pm - 4:30pm

Doughty Street Chambers is delighted to welcome Dr Luke de Noronha of University College London who will present his ground-breaking research on deportation at an online seminar with members of Doughty Street Chambers’ specialist immigration team. 

Dr de Noronha’s recent book, Deporting Black Britons: portraits of deportation to Jamaica, is an important ethnography tracing the lives of four men brought up in the UK since infancy and deported to the Caribbean.  Dr de Noronha reflects on the role of poverty, racism and exclusion in their lives and, through interviews conducted in both Jamaica and the UK, explores not just the harm caused by deportation to individuals, their families and communities, but also its wider implications for citizenship, belonging and the entrenchment of racial inequality in the UK.  

Barristers Phil Haywood and Zoe Harper will discuss the challenges his analysis poses to our practice whilst deportation remains on the statute books.  Can legal concepts such as the assessment of the public interest in deportation or of the harshness of its impact be reinterpreted to take account of race discrimination?  They will consider recent case law developments before exploring potential strategies for individual cases in what we hope will be a practical and thought-provoking session.  

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