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The legal construction of the national and the foreign in South America for 200 years
On February 19, in the Caiano Pereira Auditorium of the Sedas Nunes Building of ISCTE-IUL, the conference "The legal construction of the national and the foreigner in South America for 200 years" will take place from 2.30 pm. In this meeting on migratory experiences, organized by CIES-IUL, CRIA and Rede Migra, Professor Diego Acosta of the University of Bristol will discuss the implications of the legal construction of the foreigner and the national in Latin America on Venezuelan emigration.

Free entry, with mandatory registration for
The conference will be held in Portuguese. 
































Summary of the communication:

More than 4 million Venezuelans have left their country since 2015, mainly to other South American countries. The region has a 200-year history of laws, regulations and policies on migration and citizenship. How does this historical baggage affect the regulation of the legal status of Venezuelan citizens today?


Diego Acosta is a full Professor of European Law and Migration at the University of Bristol in England. Has over 50 publications in the field and his last book was published by the Cambridge publishing house in 2018 with the title “The National versus the Foreigner in South America. 200 Years of Migration and Citizenship Law”.

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