Book Launch: Refuge Lost – Asylum law in an interdependent world

28 March 2018

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Macquarie University City Campus, Level 24, 123 Pitt Street

As Europe deals with a so-called ‘refugee crisis’, Australia’s harsh border control policies have been suggested as a possible model for Europe to copy. Key measures of this system such as long-term mandatory detention, intercepting and turning boats around at sea, and the extraterritorial processing of asylum claims were actually used in the United States long before they were adopted in Australia.

The book examines the process through which these policies spread between the United States and Australia and the way the courts in each jurisdiction have dealt with the measures. Daniel Ghezelbash’s innovative interdisciplinary analysis shows how policies and practices that ‘work’ in one country might not work in another. This timely book is a must-read for those interested in preserving the institution of asylum in a volatile international and domestic political climate.

The book will be launched by the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009) and Co-Chair, IBA Human Rights Institute (2018-). Other speakers will include Professor Martina Mollering, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University; Arash Bordbar, refugee youth advocate and winner of the 2016 Young People’s Human Rights Medal; and Daniel Ghezelbash, Senior Lecturer at Macquarie Law School and the author of Refuge Lost: Asylum Law in an Interdependent World

The event will be followed by drinks and networking as well as book sales and signing.

When: 28 March 2018

Where: Macquarie University City Campus, Level 24, 123 Pitt Street SYDNEY

Time: 6.00 PM – 7.30 PM

RSVP: Fully booked! Please check back with us next week.

We hope to see you there!

Photo of Author, Daniel Ghezelbash

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