Reclaiming Statelessness Narratives by Resisting ‘Deficit’ Discourse and Amplifying the Voices of Stateless People
In this blog, Director of Road to Refuge Jeanine Hourani reflects on efforts to change the narratives around statelessness by amplifying the voices of people with lived experience.
A Place to Call Home
A partnership between the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness and the Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS)
Statelessness and Citizenship Review
Submissions now invited for Special Issue: Children Without a State, for publication December 2021.
Stateless Children Legal Clinic
The newly-established Stateless Children Legal Clinic is the first stateless legal clinic of its kind in Australia, and the third of its kind globally.
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
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
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
Stateless Children Legal Australia Network (SCLAN)
The Stateless Children Legal Australia Network is an independent, not-for-profit network aimed at developing knowledge regarding stateless children in Australia, and increasing pathways to legal assistance for stateless children entitled to Australian citizenship.View
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
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
View articles and commentary written by, or featuring, members of the Centre team, as well as news relevant to the Centre.View
The Centre is pleased to be offering webinars and online panel events as we all continue to work remotely.View
The Peter McMullin Centre distributes newsletters up to four times annually to our subscribers. View the archive here.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