March, 26 – The empire of the law. Legalization of violence in the European migratory control system

During the last 30 years the European Union has reinforced a racist segregated social
structure using immigration laws as the main tool to create a system of persecution,
detention, deportation and death of migrant people coming from former colonies.
This is the way in which Europe has found the path to reproduce the violence, exploitation
and death conditions of the global south within and at the borders of the global north.
Protocols, norms and even Human Rights charters are constantly quoted and used in those
official documents that normalize and legitimize racist violences, legal frames that end up
being part of the colonial legacy of law.

Daniela Ortiz, Visual Artist and Activist, Peru/Spain