Daniel Ghezelbash

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  • 46 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Daniel joined Macquarie Law School in 2014 where he teaches courses in administrative law, human rights and social justice advocacy. He is the founder and Director of the Macquarie University Social Justice Clinic. Prior to joining Macquarie Law School he was a Sessional Lecturer at Sydney Law School where he taught courses in refugee law at an undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Daniel's research focuses on comparative refugee and immigration law. He has a particular interest in the diffusion of restrictive asylum seeker policies across jurisdictions. This is the topic of his new book, Refuge Lost: Asylum Law in an Interdependent World (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He has spent time as a Visiting Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, Brooklyn Law School and New York Law School.

Daniel holds a practicing certificate from the Law Society of NSW and is a registered not-for-profit migration agent. He is a Special Counsel at the National Justice Project. He also operates a pro bono immigration and refugee practice and sits on the board of a number of not-for-profit organisations delivering immigration advice and other services to asylum seekers and refugees.

External positions

Special Counsel, National Justice Project

1 Jan 2017 → …

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Projects 2016 2018

Research Outputs 2010 2019

  • 46 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 6 Chapter
  • 1 Book

Between life, security and rights: framing the interdiction of 'boat migrants' in the Central Mediterranean and Australia

Moreno-Lax, V., Ghezelbash, D. & Klein, N., 17 Sep 2019, In : Leiden Journal of International Law. 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Selective generosity: migration law and policy in Australia

Ghezelbash, D., Crock, M., Reich, S. & Stevens, R., 13 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) Law and migration in a changing world. Foblets, M-C. & Carlier, J-Y. (eds.). Springer, Springer Nature, (Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law; vol. 31).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

immigration policy
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Refuge lost: asylum law in and interdependent world

Ghezelbash, D., 2018, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 225 p. (Cambridge Asylum and Migration Studies)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review


Securitization of search and rescue at sea: the response to boat migration in the Mediterranean and offshore Australia

Ghezelbash, D., Moreno-Lax, V., Klein, N. & Opeskin, B., Apr 2018, In : International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 67, 2, p. 315-351 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


The rise and rise of mandatory immigration detention

Ghezelbash, D., 2018, Protecting migrant children: in search of best practice. Crock, M. & Benson, L. B. (eds.). Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar, p. 420-436 17 p.

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