Webinar series | COVID-19 and detention

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

The webinars, to be held monthly from July to December 2020, will have 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 will be 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

The webinar topics are:

    1. Global overview

    Recording now available (Recorded 8 July 2020)

    2. COVID-19 and decarceration

    Recording now available (Recorded 20 August 2020)

    3. Rights and accountability

    Recording now available (Recorded 16 September 2020)

    4. Immigration detention and COVID-19

    Recording available in October

    5. Australasian issues

    Recording available in November

    6. International responses – next steps for policy, advocacy, funding and research

    Recording available in December

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

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

Details of upcoming webinars 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.