Will COVID-19 lockdowns increase the public’s support for refugees and other individuals with restrictions to freedom of movement?
In this episode, Jess and Amelia are joined by the Co-Directors of Curtin University’s Centre for Human Rights Education: Associate Professor Caroline Fleay and Dr Lisa Hartley. The researchers discusss why the right to move is so important, how COVID-19 lockdowns have restricted our ability to move and how this right is often unequally experienced.
This episode was recorded live on Curtin University Open Day on Sunday 30 May 2021.
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Associate Professor Caroline Fleay, Co-Director of Curtin’s Centre for Human Rights Education, School of Media Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Curtin University.
Associate Professor Fleay is a Board Member of the Refugee Council of Australia. In April 2020, she joined human rights researchers calling for refugees to be released from Australia’s detention centres to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak.
Dr Lisa Hartley, Senior Lecturer, Co-Director of Curtin’s Centre for Human Rights Education, School of Media Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Curtin University.
Dr Hartley is a self-described “academic activist” who has worked extensively with a range of community groups providing advocacy for human rights issues. She is on the Editorial Board of the Human Rights Education Review journal.
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