Submission to the UNHCR’s Global Virtual Summit on Digital Identity for Refugees ‘Envisioning a Digital Identity Ecosystem in Support of the Global Compact on Refugees’

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Caroline Compton

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Fleur E. Johns

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law

Lyria Bennett Moses

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Monika Zalnieriute

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Guy S. Goodwin-Gill

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Jane McAdam

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: January 1, 2019

Abstract

We are grateful to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for this opportunity to contribute to deliberations about the creation of a digital identity ecosystem for refugees in support of the Global Compact on Refugees. The implications of establishing digital identity mechanisms for refugees are potentially very significant, and we are glad that the discussion is taking place. We are legal scholars working in the fields of development, digital technologies, displacement, international law and refugee law. Our submission highlights what we regard as key issues for consideration in the Global Virtual Summit and include both technical and social concerns, grouped as they relate to each of the Thematic Events.

Keywords: international humanitarian law, refugees, international law, international refugee law, digital identity, UN Refugee Agency

Suggested Citation

Compton, Caroline and Johns, Fleur E. and Bennett Moses, Lyria and Zalnieriute, Monika and Goodwin-Gill, Guy S. and McAdam, Jane, Submission to the UNHCR’s Global Virtual Summit on Digital Identity for Refugees ‘Envisioning a Digital Identity Ecosystem in Support of the Global Compact on Refugees’ (January 1, 2019). UNSW Law Research Paper No. 19-31. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3380116 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3380116

Caroline Compton

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Fleur E. Johns

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law ( email )

UNSW Australia
Sydney, New South Wales 2052
Australia
+61 2 9385 9893 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.unsw.edu.au/profile/fleur-johns

Lyria Bennett Moses

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Monika Zalnieriute (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Guy S. Goodwin-Gill

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law ( email )

St. Cross Building
St. Cross Road
Oxford, OX1 3UJ
United Kingdom

Jane McAdam

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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