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The legal construction of the national and the foreign
Diego Acosta
Diego Acosta is a leading international expert on International, European and comparative Migration law. The core of his research is an interdisciplinary, practically significant and theoretical inquiry into International, Human Rights, European and comparative Migration law to offer a novel defence of a rights-based approach to migration regulation. His work discusses Migration law as a central aspect of globalisation and analyses various processes of inclusion and exclusion and their profound implications for the rule of law in Europe, South America and elsewhere. His latest monograph is entitled The National versus the Foreigner in South America. 200 Years of Migration and Citizenship Law.


Interview in Lisbon, on February 19th, 2020, by Carlota Moura Veiga and Inês Vidigal*,
revised for publication on December 2020.
Also available online version here.


Series  OEm Conversations With 
Date  January 2021
Pages  10
ISSN  2183-718X (online)
DOI  10.15847/CIESOEMCW202021
Keywords  Law, Human Rights, Migration, Myths.
Cite as  Moura Veiga, Carlota and Inês Vidigal (2020), “The legal construction of the national and the foreign: interview with Diego Acosta”, OEm Conversations With, 20, Lisboa, Observatório da Emigração, CIES-IUL, ISCTE-IUL. DOI 10.15847/CIESOEMCW202021


* Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal

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