Call for Papers: Oslo Migration Conference 2018

Oxfam East Africa

The Interdisciplinary Conference on Migration: Vulnerability, Protection, and Agency, to be held in Oslo 24-25 May 2018, has just announced its call for papers, due 15 December.

Under the auspices of the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, the conference is organized by the research group on International Law and Governance in collaboration with the research group on Human Rights, Armed Conflict, and Law of Peace and Security at the University of Oslo, and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

Moving beyond the abyss

Migration is presenting a challenge to migration practitioners, policymakers and academics given the manifestation of extra-territorial approaches, increased reliance on technology, and weakening of accountability for violations of rights.

We call for papers proposing how to move beyond the abyss, welcoming perspectives from law and the social sciences (including geography, anthropology, sociology, criminology, and international relations). Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. We call for paper proposals from scholars, policy makers, or practitioners, at different stages of their careers, Phd candidates, post-docs, and professors. Proposals for a poster session will also be evaluated.

Topics may include: 

  • Accountability mechanisms for extra-territorial action by States, IOs, NGOs, and Corporate Actors
  • Towards de-construction of walls (literal and metaphorical)
  • New interpretations for protection standards across or beyond normative regimes

Read more here.