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CeBaM webinar with Nergis Canefe (York University): Legal and political debates on statelessness

Updated: Feb 9

We are pleased to invite you to the CeBaM webinar with Nergis Canefe (York University) about Legal and political debates on January 27, 2021 at 14 UTC.


Professor Nergis Canefe (PhD & SJD) is a Turkish-Canadian scholar of public international law, comparative politics, forced migration studies and critical human rights. She has held posts in several European and Turkish Universities and is a faculty member at York University, Canada since 2003. She regularly serves at the executive board of several international organizations, including International Association of Forced Migration Studies, and is the co-editor of Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security. She penned close to 100 scholarly articles and several books, Transitional Justice and Forced Migration (edited volume, 2019, Cambridge University Press), The Syrian Exodus (monograph, 2018, Bilgi University), The Jewish Diaspora as a Paradigm: Politics, Religion and Belonging (edited volume, 2014, Libra Press –Jewish Studies Series), Milliyetcilik, Kimlik ve Aidiyet (monograph, 2006, Nationalism, Identity and Belonging], Istanbul: Bilgi University Publishing House), and Turkey and European Integration: Accession Prospects and Issues (2004, edited volume in collaboration with Mehmet Ugur, Routledge). Her most recent book is Limits of Universal Jurisdiction: A Critical Debate on Crimes against Humanity (University of Wales International Law Series, in press), to be followed by a volume on Unorthodox Minorities in the Middle East (Lexington Press) and Comparative Politics of Administrative Law in the Middle East (Macmillan Publishers). Her scholarly work appeared in Nations and Nationalism, Citizenship Studies, New Perspectives, Refugee Watch, Refuge, South East European Studies, Peace Review, Middle Eastern Law and Governance, Journal of International Human Rights, and, Narrative Politics. Professor Canefe is also a trained artist and her designs and murals have been showcased regularly since 2008.


Abstract of the presentation: Statelessness affects at least 10 million people globally and over 500,000 of the displaced populations who are deemed as stateless are in Europe. To be stateless is a legal anomaly that curtails access to fundamental civil, political, economic, cultural and social rights. It also leads to a scale of criminalizing acts of states that target the migrants, refugees and other displaced populations. Especially since the Syrian exodus (circa 2011) and despite the growing size of stateless populations arriving at Europe's gates, European Union member or candidate states do not espouse a common framework either for recognition of stateless peoples or the protection of their most basic rights. This is despite the fact that all the aforementioned countries are signatories of the 1964 Convention on Statelessness. This webinar analyzes the disjunct between the letter of the law and state practices concerning both official and societal denial of stateless peoples as worthy and grieavable subjects, and thus in practice creating a new class of Europe's subalterns.


Details about how to join the webinar will be circulated via email to registered attendees the day before the event.


This meeting will be conducted in English and will be recorded. By participating in this webinar hosted by the Centre for Migration Studies, you automatically agree to authorize recording of audio and visual content presented during the live event and consent to subsequent use of the recording in the public domain.


Please register at: https://forms.gle/B3nuDxQvFrMwWsaw8



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e-mail: cebam@amu.edu.pl

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