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Tutorial Reading NotesWhat are the risks discussed in each of the readings this week? How do they differ? How are theysimilar? Both readings this week detail urgent political issues. In your opinion, which reading would be more effective in facilitating public debate about undocumented migration? Why and how so?Suspicious DeathsInstances that border crossers died in the hands of others like state agent, private contractors, people smuggler, border vigilantes, and private individualsExample: killing by lone extremist of a prominent female politician in Pakistan for refusing to wear a veilDifferences exist among agents working officianlly and unofficiallyDeaths resulting from risky but officially sanctioned activities: deportationsViolence of forced deportationInvolve people who established network of community support – socially divisive and politicaly controversialDeaths: restraint, adhesive tape or gag, suffocation, cardiac arrestExample of Joy Gardner: police officers were not through disciplinary actionsHer death symbolized wider concerns of violence of forced deportationSolutions (by the CPT)European Committee for the prevention of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment – considers issue of deportationCPT warned against prolonged application of body weight and bending, and immediate ban of gaggingPreventing them to wear nappies – degrading for human rights conventionsAllowing deportees time to arrange their affairs and prepare for deportationTurning people into removal statisticsBritain reportedly spent 100 million pounds for 5 years on deportationsFinancial crisis created further incentives to accelerate deportation programmes as cheaper options Sub-Saharans are subject to higher levels of physical control and more involved in forced deportationsTarget at groups that were previously given temporary refuge after feleeing armed conflict in their home countriesAccelerated removal process in Britain is DehumanizingMaking them fear to ever returnKicking, hitting, dragging – n front of women and children

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