Humane and Dignified? : Migrants' Experiences of Living in a 'State of Deportability' in Sweden

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Humane and Dignified? : Migrants' Experiences of Living in a 'State of Deportability' in Sweden

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dc.contributor.author DeBono, Daniela en_US
dc.contributor.author Rönnqvist, Sofia en_US
dc.contributor.author Magnusson, Karin en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-28T05:44:24Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-28T05:44:24Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-91-7104-639-0 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-91-7104-640-6 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/19455
dc.description.abstract By analysing migrant experiences of living in Sweden under the threat of deportation, this book contributes to our understanding of the effects of deportation, or forced return, on people. Migrants at risk of deportation are a varied and disparate group, with singularly different stories. Within their different stories, often painful to listen to, there arise common and strong narratives. These narratives, the outcome of qualitative research with migrants, are the focus of this volume. An overview of key policies, legislations and institutions at the Swedish and EU levels is provided to contextualise the data and conclusions. What can we learn from these migrant experiences of the Swedish forced returns system, a system which has been both highly commended in some areas while critiqued in others? Deportation is increasingly being discussed from a social and global justice point of view, as well as from a human rights point of view. It is therefore of critical importance that migrant voices are heard and their experiences analysed. The 2009 European Return Directive, transposed into Swedish law in 2012, states that deportation and pre-removal detention should be conducted with respect to fundamental human rights, or in other words, in a ‘humane and dignified’ manner. But what is a ‘humane and dignified’ deportation? Is it an oxymoron in itself? This book does not claim to answer this question, but merely contributes to the debate through an analysis of migrant narratives. The afterword by UNHCR Nansen Award winner Dr. Katrine Camilleri reflects on the results of the study by juxtaposing it with her own work in Malta and primes a wider discussion of the topic by putting the Swedish case in the broader context of European Union trends. en_US
dc.format.extent 229
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö University, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
dc.subject deportation en_US
dc.subject forced return en_US
dc.subject Migration policy en_US
dc.subject EU migration en_US
dc.subject European Return Directive en_US
dc.subject Swedish migration policy en_US
dc.subject human rights en_US
dc.subject asylum policy en_US
dc.subject return migration en_US
dc.subject international migration en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Humane and Dignified? : Migrants' Experiences of Living in a 'State of Deportability' in Sweden en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.identifier.paperprint 2 en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Global Political Studies (GPS) en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::LAW/JURISPRUDENCE en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS en_US
dc.contributor.centre Malmö University. Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) en_US
mahlocal.rights.eplikt Yes
mahlocal.identifier.publit 2140
mahlocal.rights.oaType green
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