Human Rights, Refugee Protest and Immigration Detention

  • Lucy Fiske

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 237-245

About this book


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.


law migration sociology detention riots hunger strikes asylum seeker injustice Self-Harm politics Arendt human rights immigration social justice social science

Authors and affiliations

  • Lucy Fiske
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  1. 1.University of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia

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