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Borderline Justice: The Fight for Refugee and Migrant Rights Hardcover – 5 Oct 2012

4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Pluto Press (5 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745331645
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745331645
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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There is no person better equipped to write on one of the most pressing moral and political concerns of our times than Frances Webber. She writes with the authority of a legal expert who for thirty years has represented migrants and asylum seekers. Her new book raises questions for all concerned with the preservation of a truly democratic and humane society in which the endangered stranger to whom we owe nothing turns to us for protection and the right to life. (Helen Bamber OBE)

This formidable work from a frontline legal fighter with unrivalled experience, packs a political punch nothing short of a knockout. From the detailed trauma of individual struggle to the searing hypocrisy of government policy,the treatment of the 'unwanted', is laid bare as one of the biggest blots on our landscape. It is Francis Webber's sense of anger, justice and hope which provide the inspirational hallmark for action. (Michael Mansfield QC)

Borderline Justice represents a remarkable double achievement. It is at once a compelling read and an authoritative source of information. For those of us who will never represent a client in court, or sprint to judge’s chambers to stay a deportation, it provides all we will ever need to know about the last few decades of British ‘justice’ at the border. (Leanne Weber is a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University in Australia, specialising in migration policing. She is the co-author of Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier.)

Not satisfied with battling legal injustices for 30 years at the coalface, Frances Webber here carries the battle into the public realm. With the incisiveness of the advocate and the passion of the protagonist, she shows that the injustices meted out to those on the margins of our society are a measure of the Rule of Law itself – and alerts us to the dangers of an overweening state. (A. Sivanandan, author of Catching History on the Wing)

British justice, when it comes to the treatment of foreigners, has been hollowed out, argues Frances Webber, in this blast against the Bleak House of Britain’s immigration and asylum system. On every page of Borderline Justice, the cold, cruel, inhuman and (above all) racially-determined logic of Home Office decision-making is laid bare by a campaigning lawyer passionate in the belief that the fight to preserve refugee and migrant rights in the UK is central to the larger fight for racial justice internationally. (Liz Fekete, Executive Director, Institute of Race Relations)

This powerful and detailed account of the brutal and arbitrary nature of the immigration system unmasks the hypocrisy and injustice of the system, the politicians, and the judges who serve it. It makes clear that immigration controls are designed not to be fair or just, let alone non-racist, but merely, by means however foul, to stop people coming to this country. (Teresa Hayter, activist and author of Open Borders (Pluto, 2004))

About the Author

Frances Webber is a retired barrister who specialised in human rights, immigration and asylum law. She is Vice-Chair of the Institute of Race Relations, with which she has been involved for over 40 years.


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