Cleveringa Lecture by Leiden University

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The annual Leiden University Cleveringa Lecture returns this year with Prof Joanne van der Leun, Dean of the Faculty of Law. The lecture will discuss "Crimmigration Control: Complexities of Controlling Migration and Combating Exploitation".

The event will take place on:
Monday, 26 November 2018
18.30 onwards

Erasmus Huis 
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav S-3
Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan

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This event is free of charge and open for public

About the Speaker

Prof. J.P. van der Leun is dean of the Leiden law School since 2016 and professor of Criminology since 2008. She was one of the pioneering staff members of the Criminology BA and MA programs as of 2001.

Her research interest lie in the field of crime, migration, human trafficking and crimmigration. Her research is embedded in the research programme Criminal Justice: Legitimacy, Accountability and Effectivity and the profile area Interaction between legal systems. She is also member of the Advisory Committee of Immigration Affairs of the Ministry of Justice & Security, the Netherlands.

About the Lecture

Since 1946, the Leiden University Fund (LUF) has organised the Cleveringa Meetings, with help of regional committees, to commemorate the famous speech given by professor Rudolph Cleveringa on 26 november 1940 in protest of the removal of professors from their posts. This year, more than 40 Cleveringa Meetings will take place all over the world, including Jakarta.

Globalisation and economic integration have rapidly increased the attention of for trafficking in human beings (THB) and exploitation. Departing from both a human rights perspective and a perspective of organised crime, workers involved are seen as ‘victims’, even if they do not see themselves as such.

THB is a serious crime which is combated accordingly. Individuals who are exploited (the ‘victims’) are not necessarily irregular immigrants, but a common means of pressure in the case of cross-border THB is using the illegal residence or irregular labour status of a migrant worker and the persons fear for deportation. The present lecture will focus on tensions between anti trafficking policies and migration control.

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