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Somerset House East Wing

King's Building

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Racism in An Age of Brexit, Trump and the European Far Right
Professor Maleiha Malik, expert in Anti-Discrimination Law

The assumption that the enactment of progressive anti-discrimination legislation confirmed that UK, EU and US societies were now post-racist have been unsettled by recent political events in the UK, US and EU. In the UK, the Brexit debate has raised questions about xenophobia, national identity and migration. In the USA, the election of Donald Trump has been accompanied by recurring debates about race. In the European Union, far right parties are achieving electoral success in France, Austria as well as in the recent elections in Germany.

What are the causes for these recent political controversies? What are the implications of these political changes for regulating xenophobia and racism through the use of law?

Minorities and the Law
Farrah Raza, PhD Candidate at The Dickson Poon School of Law

The presentation will cover approaches to, and critical engagements with the law, as it affects, and has affected, different racial and ethnic minorities.

The susceptibility of legal concepts to political ideology in international refugee law
Rom Bhandari, PhD Candidate at The Dickson Poon School of Law

The talk will, in particular, look at how different jurisprudential concepts have been deployed to simultaneously maintain the primacy of Europe as a beacon of human rights for asylum, and to keep those from the global South at the peripheries of the discipline.

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Somerset House East Wing

King's Building

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WC2R 2LS

United Kingdom

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