Justice Health Unit hosts COVID-19 and Detention Webinar 1: Global overview

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

The webinar, held on 8 July 2020, was attended by more than 100 people and was co-facilitated by Prof Stuart Kinner and Louise Southalan of the Justice Health Unit.

Webinar 1: Global overview

(Recorded on 8 July 2020)


The international panellists' Powerpoint presentations are available at the links below:

  • Presentation 1. Dr Carina Ferreira-Borges, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Presentation 2. Dr Elena Leclerc, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Presentation 3. Prof Carlos Magno Neves, University of Rio Verde-UniRV, Brazil
  • Presentation 4. Terry Norris Hackett, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Two researchers from the Justice Health Unit, Claire Keen and Lindsay Pearce, have also published an article on the webinar titled Building a sustainable, comprehensive response to COVID-19 in prisons.  The article is available here in Power to Persuade, a platform for discussion about social policy in Australia in a global context.

Future webinar topics, to be held monthly from August to December 2020, are:

  • COVID-19 and decarceration
  • Rights, accountability, information and standards in a COVID-19 world
  • Immigration detention and COVID-19
  • Australasian issues
  • International responses – next steps for policy, advocacy, funding and research

Details will be advertised progressively. To receive notification of the date, time and registration link for upcoming webinars, email JHU-Webinar@unimelb.edu.au

For more information, contact Clare Chiminello.