The explosive President: Donald Trump’s migration policy and its impact on international law and non-discrimination principles

Date & time
5.30–7pm Monday 13 February 2017

Law Theatre

ANU College of Law, 5 Fellows Road, The Australian National University


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Nicole Harman

Presented by The Centre for International & Public Law

Donald Trump

Recent executive orders issues by President Donald Trump have shocked many and created an unprecedented travel crisis. Many have spoken against the President criticising the travel ban as discriminatory and unjustified. In response to the order Judge James Robart granted a temporary restraining order with nationwide effect suspending the ban. The events are likely to culminate in the US Supreme Court.

During this panel discussion, ANU College of Law experts in the field of migration law, refugee law and anti-discrimination law will evaluate the impact of Donald Trump’s recent policies on refugees, migrants and minorities and will discuss what these policies mean for international law as well as migration and non-discrimination laws globally.


  • Professor Margaret Thornton »

    Margaret Thornton is Professor of Law at the ANU and an expert in discrimination law and policy. Her work is internationally recognised and her expertise has been acknowledged by election to the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Her book, The Liberal Promise (Oxford, 1990) remains the only critical study of discrimination law in Australia.

  • Kate Ogg »

    Kate Ogg is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law. She has published widely in the field of refugee law, international human rights law and feminist legal theory. Kate has been a strong public policy advocate for those in the community experiencing social and political marginalisation, particularly refugees.

  • Dr Dorota Gozdecka »

    Dorota  Gozdecka is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Helsinki. She has published several books and multiple research articles in the area of accommodation of cultural diversity. She has also been an expert for the Council of Europe’s Drafting Group on Human Rights in Culturally Diverse Societies.

  • Khanh Hoang »

    Khanh Hoang is an Associate Lecturer at the ANU Migration Law Program. He has previously worked with UNHCR, the Migration and Refugee Division of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Australian Law Reform Commission. He is also a PhD candidate at the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales. 


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