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Newsletter #3 | March 2019

The Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness has enjoyed another busy and productive period, with the success of our first Statelessness Intensive Course being a significant highlight. We hope you enjoy reading about our activities below.
 
Statelessness Intensive Course 2019
The Peter McMullin Centre's inaugural Statelessness Intensive Course took place at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, from 4 - 8 February 2019. We were thrilled to have a cohort comprising 31 participants from 12 different countries, representing various types of organisations, from universities to government departments, to NGOs, legal corporations and human rights organisations. Based on the course's success, we are looking forward to hosting the second course in February 2020. Several of our participants generously provided us with endorsements, a few of which are below:
 
"Taught by leading experts, the Statelessness Intensive Course offers a unique opportunity to situate current debates on citizenship, identity and inclusion on a solid foundation of international human rights law and social science. The interdisciplinary nature of the course and diversity of participants provides for rich and engaging discussions over the five days."   
Dr Helen Brunt,
International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

 
"The course offers a fantastic blend of theory and practice. An array of knowledgeable experts combined passion for the subject with clarity and commitment to effective delivery. Participants are drawn from academia, government, affected communities, international and national agencies and professionals, making it an infinitely enriching learning and networking experience"
Jelvas Musau,
Senior Regional Protection Officer (Statelessness),
UNHCR Regional Office for South East Asia
 
Parliamentary Submissions

The Centre Team has recently developed two submissions to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, one concerning its inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Strengthening the Citizenship Loss Provisions) Bill 2018, and the other relating to the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders Bill).

Further information.
 
Statelessness & Citizenship Review
The inaugural volume of the
Statelessness and Citizenship Review (SCR) will be launched in June, 2019. Our first edition will feature a variety of articles, case notes, commentaries and book reviews. The articles address a wide variety of topics and have been submitted by scholars from different regions of the world. Moving forward on the success of our first edition, we are currently calling for submissions for our second. The deadline for submissions is 1 June 2019.
 
Migration, Refugees and Statelessness Seminar Series
Sponsored by the 
Statelessness Hallmark Research Initiative, the Centre is partnering with the Melbourne Social Equity Institute to deliver this year's seminar series. Under the banner of Migration, Refugees and Statelessness, we are offering monthly seminars presented by guest scholars and experts. Our first seminar takes place on Thursday 4 April and is presented by Dr Julija Sardelic of the University of Leuven, who is visiting at the Centre as part of our Visiting Fellows Program. View event listing.
 
Statelessness and Citizenship Doctoral Workshop
The Peter McMullin Centre, together with the Statelessness Hallmark Research Initiative, is pleased to invite applications to the 2019 Doctoral Workshop on Statelessness & Citizenship to be held in November. Further Information