Fourth Annual Lecture of the Human Rights Centre

Racial Borders: the urgency of a racial justice critique of international borders and migration.

  • Thu 30 Jul 20

    17:00 - 19:00

  • Online

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Human Rights Centre

  • Contact details

    Law & Human Rights Events and Communications Team

Each year we invite leading experts from around the world to give our Human Rights Annual Lecture. The event is open to students, staff and members of the public.


Please join us on Thursday 30 July from 5.00pm for the Fourth Annual Lecture of the Human Rights Centre which will take place via Zoom.

 This year’s lecture is delivered by E. Tendayi Achiume.


E. Tendayi Achiume is Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, and a research associate of the African Center for Migration and Society at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. 

She is also the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, and is the first woman to serve in this role since its creation in 1994. The current focus of her scholarship is the global governance of racism and xenophobia; and the legal and ethical implications of colonialism for contemporary international migration. In 2016, she co-chaired the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law. She is also a recipient of the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award—the highest university-wide honour for excellence in teaching. Her publications include: Migration as Decolonization, Stanford Law Review; Governing Xenophobia, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law; Syria, Cost-Sharing and the Responsibility to Protect Refugees, Minnesota Law Review; and Beyond Prejudice: Structural Xenophobic Discrimination Against Refugees, Georgetown Journal of International Law.

How to register:

Please book your ticket via Eventbrite, you will then be sent a confirmation message which will include the webinar codes.