Webinar series | COVID-19 and detention

The Justice Health Unit has 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.

The webinar topics are:

Inquiries: email JHU-Webinar@unimelb.edu.au, or Clare Chiminello.