COVID-19: Some issues for asylum seekers and refugees in Australia

Kerry Murphy
Specialist immigration lawyer and partner at D'Ambra Murphy Lawyers, and lecturer at Australian Catholic University 

With our world inverted and way of life dramatically changed, there are specific issues facing asylum seekers and refugees in the age of COVID-19. Apart from experiencing the same dramatic changes as others in the community, there are areas which specifically adversely affect this group of people.

COVID-19 Travel Bans: The Right to Seek Asylum When You Cannot Leave Your Homeland

Kate Ogg
Senior Lecturer, ANU College of Law, Australian National University

The COVID-19 Resettlement Freeze: Towards a Permanent Suspension?

Adele Garnier, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik and Amanda Cellini

Will asylum in the EU become collateral damage in the COVID-19 crisis?

Constantin Hruschka
Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Social Law and Social Policy in Munich

We can secure both public health and the rights of refugees to protection

Gillian Triggs
During the coronavirus crisis, we need to be especially vigilant in upholding the rights of refugees to protection.


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