Nowhere People Have a Right to Somewhere: Statelessness and the Law
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street
Presented by Professor Michelle Foster, Melbourne Law School
Over the past decade, there has been renewed global interest in statelessness. 2014 marked the 60th anniversary of the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, the launch of the UNHCR’s 10-year campaign to eradicate statelessness, and the first Global Forum on Statelessness. However, to date, there has been virtually no legal or academic analysis of statelessness in Australia, and little in the way of government responses to it. In this seminar, Michelle Foster will discuss the challenge of responding to statelessness in Australia and globally, and the objectives of the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness that will begin operation in 2018 at Melbourne Law School.
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
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