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Critical Issues in Regional Refugee Protection

Friday 12 February 2010

Conference Chair – Justice Tony North, Federal Court of Australia
Immediate Past President IARLJ


9.00    Conference opening

9.15     Keynote address
Ms Erika Feller – Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva

9.45     Session 1 "Credibility, bad faith claims and the effect of  s.91R(3)"
Chair – Federal Magistrate Rolf Driver (Chair Australasian Chapter IARLJ)
Speakers: Mr Rodger Haines, QC, Dr Pene Mathew, Freilich Foundation Professor (ANU) and Mr Denis O’Brien (Principal Member RRT)

11.15   Morning tea

11.45   Session 2  "Complementary protection"
Chair – Mr Allan Mackey (Chairperson RSAA, New Zealand)
Speakers: Judge Phillip Williams (USA) and Dr Jane McAdam (UNSW)

1.15     Lunch

2.15     Session 3  "Unity and Diversity in Regional RSD"
Chair: Judge Sebastiaan de Groot (President IARLJ)
Speakers – Deputy Chief Justice Dr Artidjo Alkostar (Supreme Court of Indonesia), Justice Markandey Katju (Supreme Court of India) and a panel of judges from the Asia Pacific Region

4.00     Closing Address
Justice Susan Glazebrook (Court of Appeal, New Zealand)

4.30     Conference Closure and Refreshments

  *  S.91 (R)3 refers to a section of the Australian Migration Act which has recently been considered by the High Court of Australia in the case Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v SZJXO [2009] HCA 40 (30 September 2009).


Rolf Driver
Chair Australasian Chapter IARLJ


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