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PROF Susan Kneebone


  • Honorary, Law
  • Asian Law
  • Citizenship Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Legal Theory
  • Migration Law
  • Moral and Political Philosophy
  • Multiculturalism and the Law
  • Refugee Law



  • Professor Kneebone is a Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Law, University Melbourne. Formerly she was Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University where she introduced research and teaching on refugee law and human trafficking issues. Her recent research focuses on issues around governance of forced migration issues in South East Asia. She is the author of many articles and author ' editor of the following recent books:
    Refugee Protection and the Role of Law: Conflicting Identities (Routledge, 2014) (edited with Dallal Stevens and Loretta Baldassar)
    Transnational Crime and Human Rights: Responses to Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Subregion (Routledge 2012) (with Julie Debeljak)
    Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and the Rule of Law: Comparative Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

    Professor Kneebone is Secretary, International Association for the Study of Forced Migration and has established the Asia Pacific Forced Migration Network with the support of the Refugee Research Network, York University, Canada.

    Professor Kneebone is Chief Investigator on the following Australian Research Council projects:
    Towards Development of a Legal Framework for Regulation of International Marriage Migration (2014);
    Delivering Effective Protection to Victims and Prevention of Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (2009);

    Law, Governance and Regulation of Intra-regional Labour Migration in South East Asia: An Agenda for Protection and Development (2009).


Selected publications