2016 研究助成 Research Grant Program  /  (B)個人研究助成  (B) Individual Research Grants
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Ethnography of Immigration Detention and Migrant Advocacy in Japan and Canada: A comparative analysis of civil society in illiberal and liberal immigration regimes
髙村 加珠恵
Kazue Takamura
Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University
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企画書・概要 (Abstract of Project Proposal)


    The primary goal of this project is to compare the conditions of immigration detention in Japan and Canada, as well as the role of pro-migrant civic groups in affecting immigration detention policies. In recent years, emerging global concerns have arisen regarding human rights violations toward migrants including unexplained deaths in detention facilities, prolonged detention of asylum-seekers, detention of minors, and forceful family separation between detained mothers and young children. These human rights violations have been documented in major democratic countries including Japan, Australia, the United States, and Canada. However, there also exists significant variation across countries in terms of detention practice and conditions of detainees as well as the behavior and norms of civil society for responding to such violations. This study pays particular attention to the variation in immigration detention practice as well as civil society's capacity to address such variation through a comparison of Japan and Canada.

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