melbourneMELBOURNE (13 November 2014) – The University of Melbourne’s Institute for International Law and the Humanities has launched a new publication today, The Law of Refugee Status, written by Michelle Foster and James C Hathaway.

Michelle Foster is an Associate Professor, Associate Dean (Research) and Director of the International Refugee Law Research Research Programme in the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at Melbourne Law School.

James C Hathaway is the James E and Sarah A Degan Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, USA, a Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Refugee Law at University of Amsterdam, and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Building on the strong critical focus and human rights orientation of the first edition, this second edition undertakes an entirely original analysis of the jurisprudence of leading common law and select civil law states. The authors provide robust responses to the most difficult questions of refugee status in a clear and direct way. The result is a comprehensive and truly global analysis of the central question in asylum law: who is a refugee?

For more information, visit the University of Melbourne Law School website or view a flyer for the book launch here.

Praise for the Book

This edition of The Law of Refugee Status continues the leadership established by the first edition as the most cited scholarly work considered by courts internationally. It stands out for its principled approach to refugee law and for its comprehensive coverage of the pressing issues of jurispru- dence relating to forced global displacement.” – Justice Tony North, Federal Court of Australia, Past President, International Association of Refugee Law Judges.