The Asylum Seeker in the Legal System: A Comparative and Theoretical Study

  • Kneebone, Susan, (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    The issue of how the rights of asylum seekers translate into national legal systems challenges the integrity of the rule of law and has significance for global security. The focus of this comparative study of five different countries, including Australia, is upon their legal systems, and how they deal with the rights of asylum seekers. It also involves a theoretical inquiry into the underlying values of the legal systems to clarify the significance of differences in the way that the rights of asylum seekers are implemented, to better understand and to improve Australia s response to forced migration in an international context.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/03/0631/12/09

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD75,000.00
    • Monash University: AUD26,727.00