Cathryn Costello co-edits a Symposium Issue of AJIL Unbound

The Symposium Issue, published on October 2021, is the first major output of the Undoing Discriminatory Borders research project.

This Symposium Issue of AJIL Unbound  - the online publication of the American Journal of International Law - co-edited by Cathryn Costello, Professor of Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School and co-director of its Centre for Fundamental Rights, and Dr Catherine Briddick, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, brings together distinguished legal scholars to examine when migration control practices are unlawfully discriminatory in international law, focusing on the prohibitions of race and sex discrimination.   

Contributors include an essay by Professor Tendayi Achiume, inaugural Alicia Miñana Chair in Law at the UCLA Law and UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, on ‘Digital Racial Borders’, as well as an essay co-authored by Costello and Michelle Foster, Professor and the inaugural Director of the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at Melbourne Law School, critiquing the recent ruling of the International Court of Justice in Qatar v UAE entitled ‘Race Discrimination Effaced at the ICJ’.  Other essays include that of Briddick ‘When Does Migration Law Discriminate Against Women?’;  Anuscheh Farahat, Professor of Public, Migration and Human Rights Law at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg,‘Discrimination Inside:  Non-Discrimination as a Tool of Migrant Integration’; Dr Liav Orgad, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, ‘When is Immigration Selection Discriminatory?’; and a concluding essay by Colm O’Cinneide, Professor of Human Rights Law at UCL), ‘Why Challenging Discrimination at Borders is Challenging (and Often Futile)’.

The Undoing Discriminatory Borders project has a further special issue of the International Journal of Discrimination and Law in progress. Details of the call for papers can be found here.