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Call for Papers

We encourage papers that broadly address the following areas, and will seek to organize a coherent panel around each:

  • Continuities and Changes in US Human Rights Policy: Courts, military commissions, and indefinite detention
  • 9/11 and the Securitization of Migration, Immigration and Integration Policies in Europe and the Americas
  • Civil rights and civil liberties in comparative perspective: Europe and the Americas
  • Transitional Justice after Torture and other Atrocities: the Liberal Democratic Record
  • The ‘root causes’ of terrorism debate: how relevant are social and economic rights violations?
  • International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law: Great reinterpretation debates
  • Counterterrorism and transborder human rights violations: Extraordinary rendition, deportation, and secret detention facilities
  • What norms and practices migrated where: Afghanistan, Iraq, the UK, US, and Israel

Deadline for proposals: 14 September 2009
Abstracts of 250-500 words should be sent, in a word document as an attachment, and titled with the author’s name, to: Chandra Lekha Sriram,