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The Admission and Exclusion of Asylum Seekers: The Search for Legitimate Parameters

Funding: 2006: $70,000
2007: $30,000

Project Member(s): Burn, J.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2006

Summary: The 'Pacific Solution', mandatory detention, limits on judicial review, excision of territories and interception are part of a bundle of strategies Australia has used to successfully restrict the inflow of asylum-seekers. While each of these strategies has been found to be constitutional, they have attracted considerable criticism nationally and internationally. This project examines and defines the scope of Australia's rights and responsibilities in dealing with asylum-seekers in the light of these strategies. The research and its results will develop new legal regimes and framework to inform policies on unauthorised arrivals in general and asylum seekers in particular.

Keywords: ASYLUM SEEKERS, REFUGEES, HUMAN RIGHTS, INTERNATIONAL LAW, THE PACIFIC SOLUTION, INTERCEPTION,

FOR Codes: Law enforcement, Justice and the law not elsewhere classified, International relations not elsewhere classified, Constitutional Law, International Law (excl. International Trade Law), Administrative Law, Defence and Security Policy, Civil Justice