Written by a clinical faculty member at the International University College (IUC) of Turin and a lawyer specialized in immigration law who is also a civil and human rights activist, Maurizio Veglio’s La malapena. Sulla crisi della giustizia al tempo dei centri di trattenimento degli stranieri provides appalling and much needed insight into the workings of the Italian administrative approach to unwanted immigration and, in particular, into the everyday temporalities, spatialities and practices of the CPR “Brunelleschi” in Turin (a near equivalent of the British IRC, for the identification and removal of non-citizens). Its findings help to realize the extent to which the politics of building a “hostile environment” go well beyond the British context and are a defining characteristic of a global war on the right to human mobility.
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Immigration, detention centres, racialization, apartheid, indifference, testimony