Kate Ogg

Senior Lecturer
MSc in Refugee Studies (distinction) University of Oxford, 2012; Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law, 2008; Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (first class honours, university medal) Griffith University, 2007
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Biography

Lecturer 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 Women in International Law (Edward Elgar, 2017) and has published eight book chapters or journal articles.

Through her research Kate has been a strong public policy advocate for those in the community experiencing social and political marginalisation, particularly refugees.

As part of her recent research Kate conducted a feminist, interdisciplinary and comparative examination of the exclusion of women from the refugee regime on the grounds of criminality. Her research exposed the fact that the legal frameworks adopted to assess exclusion in the UK and USA do not adequately address the causes of female offending.

Her current research focus will examine the highly contemporary issue of the legal regulation of rescue from and confinement to inadequate places of refuge such as refugee camps and internally displaced persons’ camps.

Kate’s research has also helped make a strong case for Australia’s adherence to its obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention and other international human rights instruments.

Recent news

13
Feb
2017
ANU College of Law
Three members of the ANU Law Jessup team have received individual awards after a superb effort that saw the team make it to the quarter-finals in the most highly regarded competition between law schools from across Australia.
28
Apr
2016
Final year ANU Law student Matilda Gillis will take up a prestigious six-month internship in The Hague in August working on the Mladic trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
03
Feb
2016
A week of intense debate has kicked off for students competing for the chance to represent Australia at the 2016 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition to be held in Washington, D.C.

Past events

13
Feb
2017
Donald Trump
5.30PM to 7.00PM Discussion

Recent executive orders issues by President Donald Trump have shocked many and created an unprecedented travel crisis. 

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research biography

Lecturer 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 Women in International Law (Edward Elgar, 2017) and has published eight book chapters or journal articles.

Through her research Kate has been a strong public policy advocate for those in the community experiencing social and political marginalisation, particularly refugees.

As part of her recent research Kate conducted a feminist, interdisciplinary and comparative examination of the exclusion of women from the refugee regime on the grounds of criminality. Her research exposed the fact that the legal frameworks adopted to assess exclusion in the UK and USA do not adequately address the causes of female offending.

Her current research focus will examine the highly contemporary issue of the legal regulation of rescue from and confinement to inadequate places of refuge such as refugee camps and internally displaced persons’ camps.

Kate’s research has also helped make a strong case for Australia’s adherence to its obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention and other international human rights instruments.

Books & edited collections

  • The Future of Feminist Engagement with International Law (Edward Elgar, forthcoming) (with Dr Susan Harris Rimmer)

Book chapters

  • ‘New Directions in Article 1D Jurisprudence: Greater Barriers for Palestinian Refugees Seeking the Benefits of the Refugee Convention' in The Research Handbook on international Refugee Law (Edward Elgar, forthcoming)

  • ‘The Future of Feminist Engagement with Refugee Law: From the Margins to the Centre and out of the 'Pink Ghetto'?' in The Future of Feminist Engagement with International Law (Edward Elgar, forthcoming) 

  • ‘A Feminist (Legal) Analysis of the Interface Between Refugee Law and the Mandates of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’ in Current Issues in Transitional Justice (Springer, 2014) (with Dr Natalia Szablewska)

Refereed journal articles

  • 'Protection from 'Refuge': On what Legal Grounds will a Refugee be Saved from Camp Life'  International Journal of Refugee Law (2016) 28(3)

  • 'Protection Closer to Home? A Legal Case for Claiming Asylum at Embassies and Consulates' Refugee Survey Quarterly (2014) 33(4)

  • 'Are We There Yet? Measuring Human Rights Sensibilities' Australian Journal of Human Rights (2014) 20(1) (with Professors Simon Rice and Denise Meyerson)

  • ‘Separating the Persecutors from the Persecuted: A Feminist and Comparative Examination of Exclusion from the Refugee Regime’ International Journal of Refugee Law (2014) 26(1)

  • 'A Sometimes Dangerous Convergence: Refugee Law, Human Rights Law and the Meaning of 'Effective Protection'' Macquarie Law Journal (2013) 12

  • ‘A Question of Discretion: A Critical Analysis of New Legal and Evidentiary Hurdles for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) Asylum Seekers in the United Kingdom’ Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (2012) 2(1)

  • ‘The Criminalisation of Onshore Asylum Seekers: Can Equity Intervene?’ Australian Law Students’ Association Academic Journal (2008)

  • ‘Can the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees 1951 Provide Effective Protection to Refugees in Contemporary Conflict Zones?’ Australian Law Students’ Association Academic Journal (2007)

Conference papers & presentations

  • 'The Post-Exclusion Dilemma: An Australian Perspective' International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, Poland, July 2017

  • 'A Woman's Refuge?' The Future of Women's Engagement with International Law, Brisbane, June 2016

  • 'Protection from Refuge' Access to Asylum: Current Challenges and Future Directions, Prato, May 2014

  • 'The Intersections of Refugee and International Criminal Law: Unintended Consequences' The Impact of Migration Law and Policy, Australian National University, Canberra, October 2013

  • ‘At the Edge of Law and Morality: A Feminist and Comparative Examination of Exclusion from the Refugee Regime on the Grounds of Criminality’, Canadian Law and Society’s Law on the Edge Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, July 2013

  • ‘Recent Jurisprudence on Article 1F of the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees 1951 and the Insights Offered by a Feminist Legal Analysis’, Migration Law Series, University of Oxford Law School, Oxford, May 2012

  • ‘A Day in the Life of a Litigator’, Queensland Law Society Expo, Brisbane, July 2011

  • ‘An Update on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Torture, Prohibition and Death Penalty Abolition) Act 2010 (Cth), and the Interaction of Australian Authorities With Death Penalty Jurisdictions’, Law Council of Australia’s 2010 National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference, Brisbane, August 2010

Other

  • 'Trump's Executive Orders from the Lens of Refugee Law', The Explosive President: Donald Trump's Migration Policy and its Impact on International Law and Non-Discrimination Principles, Centre for International and Public Law, Canberra, 13 February 2017

  • Not Waving but Drowning: High Seas Interceptions of Asylum Seekers and the Courts as Access to Justice Gatekeepers' Legal Date (2013) 25(3)

SJD supervision

 

 

MPhil supervision

 

 

LLM Masters thesis supervision

 

 

Honours thesis supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas

  • refugee law
  • international human rights law
  • litigation and dispute resolution
  • feminist legal theory

 

Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2016 LAWS4010
Class #1098
Jessup Moot

Past courses

  • Litigation and Dispute Management
  • International Law of Human Rights
  • Jessup Moot

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