PhD Completion Seminar by Rasika Jayasuriya


PhD Completion Seminar by Rasika Jayasuriya

Level 6, Room 605
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street


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T: 90354078

Under the supervision of Professors John Tobin, Susan Kneebone and Helen Rhoades, Rasika will present her thesis titled,'Protecting the child-parent relationship: Children's rights and temporary labour migration'.


Low-waged, temporary labour migration involves the migration of workers generally without their dependent children. This thesis examines how restrictive features of policies governing this form of migration interfere with provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) that protect the child-parent relationship and parental role in children’s lives. It combines legal and social research to understand State duties under human rights law to protect this relationship; identify potential harms to children’s well-being caused by prolonged child-parent separation; and recommend measures to reduce interferences with children’s rights by effectively supporting the child-parent relationship in temporary labour migration policies.


  • Ms Rasika Jayasuriya
    Ms Rasika Jayasuriya, PhD Candidate