Listening for migrant justice: 'The Hostile Environment on Trial'
01 November 2022, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Join this event to hear Professor Leah Bassel explore the 2018 Permanent People's Tribunal (PPT) hearing, 'The Hostile Environment on Trial'.
This event is free.
Thomas Coram Research Unit Library27 - 28 Woburn SquareLondonWC1H 0AA
International people’s tribunals date back to post World War II era, starting in the 1960s, with the Russell Tribunals on Vietnam and Latin America.
In this event, Leah will ask how does a people’s tribunal with no legal enforcement powers act as a form of resistance to the UK’s Hostile Environment policy?
Leah will argue that a politics of listening acts as the bridge between a gathering designated as a tribunal to put the Hostile Environment on trial and the acts of resistance that can become possible. Through this tribunal process, campaigns and activism can be transformed to connect with other struggles that reinforce as they reconfigure migrant justice.
This event will be particularly useful for those interested in migration, hostile environment, social justice, listening, resistance, activism and political sociology.
Please note that this is a hybrid event and can be joined either in-person or virtually.
About the Speaker
Professor Leah Bassel
Professor of Sociology at University of Roehampton
Her research interests include the political sociology of migration, intersectionality and citizenship.