Statelessness and Citizenship Review
Submissions now invited for Special Issue: Children Without a State, for publication December 2021.
The impact of COVID-19 on stateless persons and refugees in Australia
A panel discussion focusing on the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on stateless persons, refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.
Briefing Note - Statelessness and Authoritarian Nationalism in India
Citizenship, Constitutionalism and Civil Liberties - A Briefing Note on Recent Developments in India.
Melbourne Law School’s Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness was established in 2018 with the objective of undertaking research, teaching and engagement activities aimed at reducing statelessness and protecting the rights of stateless people in Australia, the Asia Pacific region, and as appropriate more broadly.
The focus of the Centre is to develop teaching, research and engagement projects with three major aims:
- To properly understand the scope, scale and reasons for statelessness in order to develop targeted and effective responses to it;
- To work towards reducing and, over time, eliminating statelessness; and
- Until statelessness is eliminated, working to protect the human rights of stateless people within the countries in which they reside.
The Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness offers opportunities for collaboration, debate and information sharing through conferences, round tables and visiting fellowships. The Centre also supports the work of the University of Melbourne’s Hallmark Statelessness Research Initiative.
The Centre has been established by a very generous philanthropic gift over 10 years from Peter and Ruth McMullin, and has strong support from the University of Melbourne, including in particular the Melbourne School of Government, in recognition of the inter-disciplinary nature of the issues.
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Learn about PhD Scholarships and Doctoral Workshops hosted by the Centre.View
List of research projects currently undertaken by members of the Centre on Statelessness.View
Centre on Statelessness members publish research in books, book chapters, journal articles and reports.View
The Statelessness Hallmark Research Initiative runs a Seed Funding Scheme annually, fostering interdisciplinary research collaboration.View
2020 Visiting Fellowship Scheme
The Visiting Fellowship Scheme provides an opportunity for University of Melbourne faculties to engage with a range of different statelessness scholars and to expand international research collaborations. Applications for 2020 Visiting Fellowships are now closed.
Stateless Children Legal Clinic
In 2021, the McMullin Centre, in partnership with the Refugee Advice Casework Service (RACS) and the Melbourne Law School (MLS) Clinics, is proud to launch the Stateless Children Legal Clinic (SCLC).View
Statelessness and Citizenship Review Journal
An online journal established by the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI).View
Global PhDs on Statelessness
Global PhDs on Statelessness (GPS) is a network of PhD students and Doctoral researchers engaged on issues of citizenship and statelessness around the worldView
Statelessness Intensive Course
Offered annually in February. This live and interactive course is multi-disciplinary and employs a blend of theoretical and practical components.View
The Peter McMullin Centre is pleased to offer a growing collection of factsheets for those wanting to learn more about statelessness and related issues.View
Presentations and Podcasts
View recordings of webinars and presentations and listen to podcasts featuring members of the Peter McMullin Centre team.View
Critical Statelessness Studies Blog
The CSS Blog serves as a space for short reflective pieces by individuals working on statelessness from a critical perspective.View
Submissions / Briefing Notes
View submissions, briefing notes and other materials produced or contributed to by the Peter McMullin Centre research team.View