Borderline Justice describes the exclusionary policies, inhumane decisions and obstacles to justice for refugees and migrants in the British legal system.
Frances Webber, a long-standing legal practitioner, reveals how the law has been (mis)applied to migrants, refugees and other `unpopular minorities'. This 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.
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.
Frances Webber is a retired barrister who specialised in human rights, immigration and asylum law. She is Vice-Chair of the Institute of Race Relations, with which she has been involved for over 40 years.
Acknowledgements Foreword by Gareth Peirce Introduction ARRIVAL: CONTEST AT THE BORDER 1. The War on Asylum: Preventing Entry 2. Struggles for Fair Decision-Making 3. More Obstacles to Justice 4. You're Not a Refugee STAY: BATTLES FOR FAIR TREATMENT 5. The Erosion of the Law of Humanity 6. Migration Management in the Market State 7. The Fight for Family Life 8. Prisoners of Immigration Control DEPARTURE: RESISTING TOTAL CONTROLS AND MASS REMOVAL 9. The Growth of the Internal Border Force 10. The Deportation Drive 11. Enemies of the State Notes Index