Likim Ng

PhD Candidate
LL.M. (UHelsinki), LL.B (UTS), B.Bus (UTS)
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Biography

Likim is a PhD candidate at the ANU College of Law, Australian National University, where she has taught in the areas of legal theory, critical legal theory, refugee law and human rights law. Her research is supported by the Australian Government Research Training Program. 

She obtained a Masters in International and Comparative Law (Public International Law) at the University of Helsinki where her thesis was accepted with Exceptional Praise (2013). 

During her PhD studies, she was awarded a visiting fellowship with a mobility grant scholarship to the Human Rights Institute of Åbo Akademi University, Finland. 

Prior to commencing at the Australian National University, Likim worked as a Judge's Associate at the Federal Circuit Court of Australia assisting Judge Street and Judge Driver to judicially review protection visa matters. 

She has also international criminal law research experience as a legal advisory intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda,Tanzania and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, The Hague, in the Office of the Prosecutor.

Her primary research area focuses on critical legal theory approaches to refugee law and theoretically links sovereignty with performativity.

On a policy level, she is interested in the heightened security focus on refugees. Her personal interests include mentoring students from diverse backgrounds; cultural, class, lgbtqi and assisting refugees, particularly women at risk to navigate Australia's legal system.

Appointments

May-June 2018 Minority Research Profile and Human Rights Institute Visiting Fellow, Åbo Akademi University, Finland 

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May 2019 Visiting Doctoral Candidate, University of Warwick, School of Law, England  

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May 2019 Visitor Centre for Law, Regulation & Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE), University of Warwick, School of Law

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/research/centres/globe/visitors/

 

 

Significant research publications

Ng, Likim, 'Securitising the Asylum Procedure: Increasing Otherness through Exclusion', No Foundations- An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice, NoFo15 2018.

Past events

12
Dec
2018
Vertigo film poster
9.00AM to 5.00PM Seminar

The ANU contemporary critical theory group is hosting a one-day seminar exploring law, art, politics, and society in the 21st century. 

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

Grants

2019 Laura Bassi Scholarship; second group. Partial fee waiver, editorial assistance for an exceptional research project.

2019 University of Kent Summer School Critical Theory Scholarship

2019 University of Warwick School of Law Visiting Doctoral Candidates Program Grant

2019 University of Warwick Centre for Law, Regulation and Global Governance of the Global Economy Grant

2018 Åbo Akademi University Research Mobility Programme Grant

2017 Australian National University Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

2013 European Union Trainee Grant

2012 University of Helsinki Mobility Grant

2012 White and Case Grant Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition Finals

2009 Aarhus University International Student Travel Grant

Consultancies

Reviewer, The Migration Conference, 26-28 June 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

Books & edited collections

Ng, Likim: 'The transfer cases of the ICTR to the Republic of Rwanda: The challenges of implementing Rule11bis'. Listed in United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Special Bibliography. MICT Library: 2015.

 

Refereed journal articles

Ng, Likim, 'Securitising the Asylum Procedure: Increasing Otherness through Exclusion', No Foundations- An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice, NoFo15 2018.

Conference papers & presentations

'Securitising the Asylum Procedure through Exclusion' Research Seminar, (Warwick University School of Law, 2 May 2019)

'Security, Law and Official Development Assistance from Australia' Security, Borders and International Development: Intersections, Convergences, and Challenges Workshop (University of Warwick 26 April 2019)

'Excluding refugees for security reasons and the state of exception', Vertigo: Fake News/Real Theory, Critical Legal Theory Symposium (Australian National University, 12 December 2018).

‘Securitising the asylum procedure through exclusion: a form of regenerating the European space’, Critical Legal Conference (Open University Via Skype, 6 September 2018).

Speaker at Refugee Law Panel, (Australian National University, International Law Society, 22 August, 2018.

‘Securitising the asylum procedure through exclusion’, Refugee Law Initiative Conference (University of London, London,  28 July 2018).

'The Impact of the 'Securitisation of Migration' on Refugee Law: the role of exclusion through Article 1F', The Migration Conference (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal 28 June 2018).

'Securitising the Asylum Procedure: Increasing Otherness through Exclusion', Pre-launch of Special Edition for No Foundations- An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice, (University of Helsinki, Finland June 2018).

'Securitising the asylum procedure through the application of the exclusion clause', Institute for Human Rights Research Seminar (Åbo Akademi University, Finland, 16 May 2018).

'Securitisation Of Refugees: A Discourse Analysis Of The Exclusion Clause', International Interdisciplinary Conference on Minority Studies with Women and Gender Studies Conference (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center, Istanbul, 10 November 2017).

Committees

2017 ANU Higher Degree Research Forum Steering Committee

2018 ANU Seminar Series Steering Committee, ANU Humanities Research Centre

Other

Ng, Likim, ‘Excluding Refugees on National Security Grounds: Problems and Potentials’, (Asylum Insight- Commentary, December 2018) <https://www.asyluminsight.com/c-likim-ng#.XCv1IBN96u4>  accessed 2 January 2018.

Past courses

2019 International Law and Human Rights, LAWS4225, Guest Lecturer: Australia and the UN Human Rights System (3h) College of Law, Australian National University

2018 Refugee Law, LAWS4271, Guest Lecture: Loss and Denial- The Exclusion clause and the Securitization of Refugee Law (1h) and Marking research papers (25h), College of Law, Australian National University

2018 Leviathan, Art and Law: Constituting the Body Politic, PHIL2289, 3 Tutorials and 1 Guest Lecture: Sovereign Violence, State of Exception and Emergency Politics (5h), School of Philosphy, Australian National University

2018 Critical Legal Theory, LAWS4288, Guest Lecturer: Law, Force and the Violence (1h), College of Law, Australian National University

2018 Critical Legal Theory, LAWS4288, Guest Lecturer: Law, Sovereignty and the State of Exception (3h), College of Law, Australian National University

2017 Legal Theory, LAWS2249, Tutor for 3 classes (33h), Marking 90 exam papers, seminar essays and presentations, College of Law, Australian National University

2017 Critical Legal Theory, LAWS4288, Guest Lecturer: Politics and Law (3h), College of Law, Australian National University

2017 International Law and Human Rights, LAWS4225, Guest Lecturer: Refugee Law (3h) College of Law, Australian National University

How my works connects with public policy

Pro bono: Helping refugees, particularly women at risk with children to navigate the Australian legal system.

Public Outreach: Law in the Pub @ Smith's Alternative Pub for International Human Rights Law Day. Speaking about Australia and concerns with heightened national security approaches. Panel- ANU's Emerita Professor Margaret Thornton, Dr Dorota Gozdecka and Scott Cosgriff UNHCR. 

Twitter handle: @LikimNg (strictly my own views only).

Topic

The Sovereign and the Refugee Body

Program

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Primary supervisor

Associate supervisor

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