Gender-based violence on Nauru

Photo via New Matilda[3]

By Idil Mohamud and Sophie Hantz The island of Nauru is just 21 square kilometres in size, and its population stands at approximately 10,000, of which over 1000 are refugees or asylum seekers who have been sent there by the… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School and ASRC celebrate New Partnership: ‘Fast Track’ Legal Clinic Launch Event

La Trobe University Law School and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre are excited to announce their collaboration in establishing a new ‘Fast Track’ legal clinic at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Fast Track Legal Clinic The new clinic sees La… Continue Reading

Recent Article by Dr Savitri Taylor in the Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

Savitri Taylor La Trobe Law School Immigration

La Trobe Law School warmly congratulates Associate Professor, Dr Savitri Taylor on her recent publication in the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, entitled “Escaping Accountability: A Case of Australia’s Asylum Seeker Policy” (2016, Volume 29, Iss 6). The paper addresses… Continue Reading

Offshore Detention Crisis Highlights the need to Ratify OPCAT

By Thomas Weston Week after week, Australians are confronted by tragic scenes in the media that expose the inhumanity of Australia’s policy of mandatory offshore detention for boat arrivals without a valid visa. A 23-year-old Iranian man named Omid recently… Continue Reading

Review of ALHR Refugee Forum at La Trobe Law School

La Trobe Law School Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

On 18 February 2016, students, academics and members of the legal profession came to La Trobe Law School’s city campus to listen to and ask questions of a panel put together by Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR). With the… Continue Reading

Mandatory Detention of Children is Cruel and Immoral

Minoli Perera La Trobe Law School Human Rights Refugees

By Minoli Perera The Australian government’s policy of mandatory detention for boat-arriving asylum seekers has been characterised by commentators as a human rights violation. Under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) there is no time limit on detention and as a… Continue Reading

Yet Another Hurdle For Asylum Seekers

La Trobe Law migration Fahira Zaima

By Fariha Zaima Recently the Australian government has implemented a politically pragmatic but inherently unfair process which makes it much more difficult for asylum seekers to gain access to protection visas. On 5 December 2014, the Australian government passed the… Continue Reading