Ms Madeline Gleeson

Madeline holds a Master in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Bachelors of Laws (Hons) and International Studies from the University of New South Wales, and a Diploma in Political Studies (Certificat d’Etudes Politiques) from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence, France.

She is also admitted as a practitioner of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales.


Gleeson M, 2016, Offshore Behind the wire on Manus and Nauru, NewSouth

Awards, prizes and nominations

Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction (2017)
Longlisted, Stella Prize (2016)
UNSW Law Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (2016)
Longlisted, Walkley Book Award (2016)
Shortlisted, Queensland Literary Awards (The University of Queensland Non-fiction Book Award) (2016)
UNSW Faculty of Law Dean’s List of Excellence in Immigration Law and Practice (2009)


General Sir John Monash Scholarship for Postgraduate Study (2012 – 2014) 

International refugee law, international human rights law, offshore processing in Nauru and Papua New Guinea, protection of child refugees, state responsibility, extraterritorial human rights obligations, refugee protection in Cambodia

Currently Teaching

Forced Migration & Human Rights in International Law (LAWS3187)

Forced Migration & Human Rights in International Law (JURD7387)