Justice Health Unit hosts COVID-19 and Detention Webinar 4: Immigration detention

The Justice Health Unit hosted the fourth international webinar in the six webinar series on Building a sustainable, comprehensive response to COVID-19 in relation to detention, which focused on immigration detention.

The webinar, held on 12 November 2020, was co-facilitated by Prof Stuart Kinner and Louise Southalan of the Justice Health Unit.

Webinar 4: Immigration detention

(Recorded on 12 November 2020)

Presentations and links

The panellists presented in the order listed below. Links to the their Powerpoint presentations, where used, are provided.

  1. Vivienne Chew, Acting Co-Director, International Detention Coalition  (IDC). Her Powerpoint presentation is available here.
    • Note the collaborative 2020 report by IDC and HADRI, COVID-19 Impacts on Immigration Detention: Global Responses, available here; and
    • IDC Briefing Note, October 2020, Room for Hope: An Overview of Promising Alternatives to Detention in the Era of COVID-19, available here.
  2. Dr Mitsuyoshi Morita, Health Care In Detention Specialist, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). See recording for verbal presentation.
  3. Mark Travassos, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Director, Pediatric Global Health Track, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine. His Powerpoint presentation is available here.
  4. Joanna Josephs, General Manager, Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees (CARAD). Her Powerpoint presentation is available here.

A link to the YouTube playlist COVID-19 and detention (Justice Health Unit Webinar series) is available here.

Future webinar topics, to be held on dates to be advised, are:

  • 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.