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A symposium issue of AJIL Unbound (the online publication of the American Journal of International Law) has just been published on Undoing Discriminatory Borders, co-edited by Professor Cathryn Costello (RSC and the Hertie School, Berlin) and Dr Catherine Briddick (RSC). The symposium is the first major output of the project of the same name, led by Dr Briddick. It 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.

Contributions include an essay by Professor E. Tendayi Achiume (UCLA 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 Professor Costello and Professor Michelle Foster (University of Melbourne) critiquing the recent ruling of the International Court of Justice in Qatar v UAE entitled ‘Race Discrimination Effaced at the ICJ’. Other essays include, by Dr Briddick, ‘When Does Migration Law Discriminate Against Women?’; by Professor Anuscheh Farahat (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg), ‘Discrimination Inside: Non-Discrimination as a Tool of Migrant Integration’; by Dr Liav Orgad (WZB), ‘When is Immigration Selection Discriminatory?’; and a concluding essay by Professor Colm O’Cinneide (UCL) on ‘Why Challenging Discrimination at Borders is Challenging (and Often Futile)’

The symposium aims to open up this area of legal scholarship, and 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). Further events are in the planning, so please contact Dr Briddick if you are a legal scholar working in this field.