Psychological coercion in the hostile environment

February 27, 2020

Join us for a crucial seminar that will explore both the coercive and the exploitative sides of the government’s hostile environment policies.

Speakers will discuss a) the operations of a coercive psychological programme which stigmatises migrants and asylum seekers as ‘scroungers’ and ‘bogus’ and b) how hostile environment policies create profits for the state, through questionable charging regimes and the exploitation of the work of migrants in immigration removal centres.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr China Mills (senior lecturer in public health, City University)
  • Dr Jon Burnett (lecturer in criminology, Swansea University)
  • Fidelis Chebe (Director, Migrant Action)
  • Wayne Farah ( coordinator of NHS Confederation BME Leadership Network)
  • Speakers from Waling Waling

The event will be held at IRR offices, 2-6 Leeke Street, London, WC1X 9HS on 27 February 2020, 6pm

Registration essential. Please email info@irr.org.uk with the following information:

full name

occupation and/or interest in the seminar

the organisation you represent or the campaign/support group you work with

This meeting is supported by the Steering Group of the London Hearing (hostile environment) of the Permanent People’s Tribunal on Asylum and Migrant Rights