This book builds a compelling picture of injustices inside immigration detention centers, within the context of the rise of the use of immigration detention in the Global North. The author presents the rarely heard voices of refugees, bringing their perspectives to light and personalising and humanising a global political issue.
Based on in-depth interviews with formerly detained refugees who were involved in a wide range of protests, such as sit-ins and non-compliance, hunger strikes, lip sewing, escapes and riots, Human Rights, Refugee Protest and Immigration Detention presents a comprehensive insight into immigration detention and protest.
Drawing on the work of Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt, the book challenges contemporary human rights discourses which institutionalise power and will be a must-read for scholars, advocates and policymakers engaged in debates about immigration detention and forced migration.
Lucy Fiske is a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney. She researches and publishes on human rights, gender, asylum seeking and immigration detention.
1. Introduction.- 2. 'We Are Human.' Re-humanising Human Rights.- 2. Power and resistance. Everyday resistance to immigration detention.- 3. Escape.- 4. Hunger Strike, Lip Sewing and Self-harm.- 5. Riot.- 6. Detention Globally.- 7. Conclusion