Daniel Ghezelbash

Associate Professor, Dr, Associate Professor

  • 58 Citations
  • 4 h-Index

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Personal profile


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 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 and a board member and long-time volunteer at Refugee Advice and Casework Services.

He is the founder and Director of the Macquarie University Social Justice Clinic, a in-house law clinc at Macquarie Law School which runs in partnership with the National Justice Project and Refugee Advice and Casework Services.

Daniel is avaialable to supervise research students working in the areas of domestic, international or comparative migration and/or refugee law and policy; the not-for-profit legal sector, and issues around strategic litigation and advocacy.

External positions

Special Counsel, National Justice Project

1 Jan 2017 → …

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Research Outputs

  • 58 Citations
  • 4 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., Dec 2019, In : Leiden Journal of International Law. 32, 4, p. 715-740 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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 proceedingChapter

  • 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/ReportBook

  • 12 Citations (Scopus)

    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 journalArticle

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)

    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.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter