Good citizens live safely behind a nation’s walls or its protecting seas. Criminals, we’re told, sneak inside our borders, around our systems, and beat the queue.
But how do you follow the rules when you’re scared for your life? When it’s not safe to stay in your home, or your country? And what if your desperate attempts to find freedom land you and your family behind bars?
Our academics, Professor Ben Saul and Professor Mary Crock are exploring the intersection of the law with humanity, legal rights and human rights. They’re working on projects with Harvard, AusAid and the United Nations to challenge today’s thinking about immigration and refugee law in Australia and around the world. Questioning how child refugees are selected for resettlement, and what it’s like living as a refugee with a disability.
This is just one of the ways our staff and students are unlearning – challenging the accepted, and seeking new perspectives to find a better solution. Keeping minds – and doors – open.
Imagine what could be possible if we all learn to unlearn.