COVID-19 and detention | Webinar series

Building a sustainable, comprehensive response to COVID-19 in relation to detention

The Justice Health Unit convened a series of six webinars on the theme of Building a sustainable, comprehensive response to COVID-19 in relation to detention.

The webinars, held from July 2020 to September 2021, had a global perspective with speakers from international organisations including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The overall focus of the series was on:

  • Understanding the policy/operational responses so far
  • Identifying what has been missing from the response (voices, regions, perspectives, issues, information)
  • Developing recommendations on what is needed to achieve comprehensive, sustainable, whole-of-government responses

Prof Stuart Kinner and other members of the Justice Health Unit, University of Melbourne co-facilitated the webinar series.

We aim to continue our work on the issues discussed throughout the series, in collaboration with our international and Australasian collaborators, through various channels and forums.

1. Global overview

Recorded 8 July 2020

2. COVID-19 and decarceration

Recorded 20 August 2020

3. Rights and accountability

Recorded 16 September 2020

4. Immigration detention and COVID-19

Recorded 12 November 2020

5. Australasian issues

Recorded Thursday 4 February 2021

6. Towards a data-driven global response

Recorded Thursday 9 September 2021

Inquiries: email

For more information, contact Clare Chiminello.