Protection from Refuge: The Role of Courts along the Refugee Journey

Date & time
1–2pm Wednesday 29 July 2020

Phillipa Weeks Staff Library / Zoom

Dr Kate Ogg
Research Office
ANU College of Law Research Seminar

Part of the ANU College of Law Research Seminar Series 2020 series

Protection from Refuge

This presentation addresses one of the most significant problems facing the refugee protection regime: that the places in which people in need of international protection seek refuge are often as dangerous and bleak as the conditions they fled. In response, many people travel within and across borders in attempts to secure what they believe to be places of genuine sanctuary. While there is scholarship on these journeys, there is little investigation of the role litigation plays in the process. This is despite refugees increasingly turning to courts to ask for protection, not from persecution in their home country, but from a place of ostensible ‘refuge’.


  • Dr Kate Ogg »

    Senior lecturer Dr Kate Ogg undertakes interdisciplinary research in the areas of refugee law, human rights, litigation, access to justice and feminist legal theory.

    Kate is the co-editor of The Future of Feminist Engagement with International Law (Edward Elgar, 2019) and has published a number of influential book chapters and journal articles in leading international and Australian edited collections and journals. Kate has been twice invited to present her research at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' Headquarters in Geneva. She has been called to give evidence on international refugee law to the Australian Federal Parliament and regularly provides commentary on developments in refugee law and policy in domestic and international media outlets.




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