The future of refugee litigation: what role can academic research play? | Law

The future of refugee litigation: what role can academic research play?

Event date: 
13 November 2018
1:30pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
Baker McKenzie Sydney Office, Tower One - International Towers Sydney, Level 46, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney
Topic: 
The future of refugee litigation
Enquiries: 
shreeya.smith@unsw.edu.au.
Refugee litigation in Australia is a complex field, often involving pro bono practice, shifting fact scenarios, and intersecting areas of law. This Kaldor Centre workshop is aimed at leading and emerging law academics, refugee law practitioners and NGOs in the refugee sector, and will explore ways in which academic research might better support strategic refugee litigation. 
 
The workshop will showcase how academic input into strategic litigation has succeeded, from both an academic and a practitioner standpoint, and will generate discussion on how we can work together better.
 
Confirmed panellists and moderators include:
 
  • Professor Andrea Durbach
  • Ms Theresa Baw, NSW Bar
  • Ms Kate Eastman SC, NSW Bar
  • Dr Daniel Ghezelbash, Macquarie Social Justice Clinic
  • Ms Kate Gillingham, Baker McKenzie
  • Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill, UNSW/Oxford University
  • Mr David Manne, Refugee Legal
  • Ms Maria Nawaz, Kingsford Legal Centre/UNSW Human Rights Clinic
  • Adjunct Professor George Newhouse, National Justice Project
  • Professor Kim Rubenstein, ANU
  • Mr Geoffrey Watson SC, NSW Bar
  • Professor George Williams, UNSW
A draft program is available through the registration link below, and a full program will be made available to registered participants in advance of the event. If you are interested in the event, but unable to attend the full program, please contact Shreeya Smith. *Please note that the draft program has changed since it was originally posted.
 
The workshop will be held at Baker McKenzie’s Sydney office, located at Tower One - International Towers Sydney, Level 46, 100 Barangaroo Avenue Sydney. 
 
Limited funding is available to assist interstate participants with no other source of financial support. If you would like to make an application for assistance please contact Shreeya Smith at shreeya.smith@unsw.edu.au