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Maria O'Sullivan

Maria is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Monash University and an Associate in the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. Her teaching and research interests are administrative law and international refugee law.  Maria has completed a PhD thesis on cessation of refugee status under Article 1C(5) of the 1951 Refugee Convention. She is also the author of a number of international and national publications on the subjects of refugee law, including a forthcoming book (co-authored with Dr Dallal Stevens, University of Warwick): States, the Law and Access to Refugee Protection – Fortresses and Fairness (Hart, 2016)


Articles by Maria O'Sullivan (1)

  • Manoeuvring on Manus

    On 26 April 2016, the highest court in Papua New Guinea held that the detention of refugees and asylum seekers in its Australian-funded 'processing' centres was unconstitutional. This was based on Section 42 of the PNG Constitution which sets out a right to liberty.