A Right to Come Home? Repatriation Rights & Policy in Australia

A Right to Come Home? Repatriation Rights and Policy in Australia, Governing During Crises Policy Brief #11 (Melbourne School of Government)

11 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2021

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Elizabeth Hicks

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Law School; Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 15, 2021

Abstract

With Australian citizens stranded abroad having brought a complaint against Australia to the United Nations, this Policy Brief examines current Australian policy on border closures and repatriation through the lens of both rights and policy. Analysing the proportionality of existing border closure policy and its impact on citizens stranded abroad, and drawing lessons from states such as New Zealand, Taiwan, and Singapore, the author identifies key deficiencies in the current system and offers a number of possible ways to expand and improve Australia’s quarantine system and repatriation policy.

Keywords: COVID-19; government; repatriation rights; international law; constitutional law

Suggested Citation

Hicks, Elizabeth, A Right to Come Home? Repatriation Rights & Policy in Australia (April 15, 2021). A Right to Come Home? Repatriation Rights and Policy in Australia, Governing During Crises Policy Brief #11 (Melbourne School of Government), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3829313 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3829313

Elizabeth Hicks (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Law School ( email )

185 Pelham Street
Melbourne, VIC 3010
Australia

Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Law ( email )

Unter den Linden 6
Berlin, D-10099
Germany

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