Dr Eve Lester - Nat Thomas More Law School (Faculty of Law and Business)

Assistant Supervisor – Only eligible to supervise with a fully accredited Principal or Co-supervisor

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Eve Lester is a public and international lawyer who has worked in Australia and internationally for some 25 years. She has worked in legal practice in Australia and in the non-government sector in Australia and overseas. She has served as head of Amnesty International's refugee and migration program, based in AI's International Secretariat in London, as a Consultant to International Refugee Program at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First), based in New York but with a focus on West Africa, and in various capacities with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Australia, Cambodia and Geneva. She has also worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva and as an expert consultant in the NGO sector, to the UN and to governments. She has delivered courses and/or guest lectures and seminars in a number of tertiary institutions in Australia and overseas, including the Australian National University, New York University and the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in Sanremo, Italy. Eve has a PhD from Melbourne Law School. Her thesis was entitled: Making Migration Law: the Foreigner, Sovereignty and the Case of Australia. Eve has particular interests in human rights, refugee and migration law. She has a number of publications, including chapters in books, reference materials and in peer-reviewed journals.

Contact

Phone :3782 (Melbourne)
Email :eve.lester@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Refugee law ; Migration and Citizenship law ; Human Rights Law ; Public International Law ;

Methods Expertise

Genealogical analysis ; Critical discourse analysis ; Critical doctrinal analysis ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications

2014

Myth-conceiving sovereignty: the legacy of the nineteenth centurya?? , in Kim Rubenstein, Fiona Jenkins and Mark Nolan (eds), Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World (CUP, 2014)

2011

'Article 23' [Public Relief], in Andreas Zimmermann (ed), 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol: a Commentary (OUP, 2011)

'Article 24' [Labour legislation and social security], in Andreas Zimmermann (ed), 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol: a Commentary (OUP, 2011)

'Article 20' [Rationing], in Andreas Zimmermann (ed), 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol: a Commentary (OUP, 2011)

'Article 25' [Administrative Assistance], in Andreas Zimmermann (ed), 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol: a Commentary (OUP, 2011)

2010

'Socio-Economic Rights, Human Security, and Survival Migrants: Whose Rights? Whose Security?', in Alice Edwards and Carla Ferstman (eds), Human Security and Non-Citizens: Law, Policy and International Affairs (CUP, 2010)

2005

'Work, the RIght to Work and Durable Solutions: A Study on Sierra Leonean Refugees in The Gambia', in (2005) 17(2) International Journal of Refugee Law 331

'A Place at the Table: The Role of NGOs in Refugee Protection - International Advocacy and Policy-making', in (2005) 24(2) Refugee Survey Quarterly 125

2001

'Refugee and International Humanitarian Law: Parallels, Lessons and Looking Ahead - an NGO View', in (with Rachel Brett), (2001) 83(843) International Review of the Red Cross 713

2000

'The Privatization of Refugees in Orbit: Not Exactly a P&O Cruise', in (2000) 9(1) Human Rights Defender 22