Closing the Chapter on Child Detention: Developments in Normative and Legal Frameworks
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street
Presented by Dr Robyn Sampson, Senior Advisor and Research Coordinator with the International Detention Coalition
This seminar will provide an update on the progress in ending child immigration detention internationally. Human rights experts around the world have now reached a consensus that child immigration detention is child rights violation and never in a child's best interests. States are starting to respond to this higher threshold by introducing laws that prohibit the detention of children and expanding alternatives. However, challenges remain on ensuring all children are protected from this harmful and unnecessary violation of their rights, especially in Australia. Practical steps for moving this work forward will be discussed.
About the Refugees and Forced Migration Seminar Series
Across semester two, the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and Researchers for Asylum Seekers (RAS) are partnering to present a fortnightly seminar series on a range of topics related to forced migration, refugees and people seeking asylum.
Events are held between 1pm and 2pm on Tuesdays at Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton.
All events are free and open to all. Bookings are not required. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Semester 2 Program
Michael Green and André Dao
John Van Kooy