Mr Matthew Zagor

BA (Hons 1st Class, London), LLB (UNSW), DipLP
Associate Professor
ANU College of Law

Areas of expertise

  • Constitutional Law 180108
  • Human Rights Law 180114
  • International Law (Excl. International Trade Law) 180116
  • Comparative Law 180106
  • Legal Institutions (Incl. Courts And Justice Systems) 180120
  • Legal Theory, Jurisprudence And Legal Interpretation 180122
  • Law And Society 180119
  • Law And Society 180119

Research interests

Refugee law - doctrinal, theoretical, and interdisciplinary approaches (eg refugee narrative identities and recognition; judicial approaches to the Refugee Convention - the High Court of Australia as global outlier; autonomy and authenticity in refugee legal discourses; antinominianism in refugee resettlement policy; discerning a political theology in refugee law and policy)

Judicial roles and rhetoric - identifying a legal and political theory in judicial approaches to exclusion and detention (project with the AACL, co-authorship with Dr Amelia Simpson); principle of legality; constitutional reverence / patriotism.

International Law - the 'humanity turn'; international law and religion.

 

 

 

Current student projects

Current PhD Supervision (2019):

- Isaiah Okorie, Non-refoulement and customary international law - an empirical approach (Chair)

- Jeswynn Yogaratnam, Operation Sovereign Borders - a Human Security Approach (Chair)

- Justine Poon, Encounters at the Border: The disembodiment of asylum seekers and the embodiment of sovereignty in Australian law and discourse' (Panel)

- Katherine Waterford, The Nature and Limits of Commonwealth Executive Power to Detain (Panel)

- Andrew Willcocks, Between sovereignty and international legal cosmopolitanism: a comparative investigation into irregular migrant detention in the European Union (Panel)

- Angie Sturrock, The affective-discursive legitimation of Australia’s mandatory and offshore detention policies (Panel) 

- Tina Dixson, What does it mean to be a queer refugee women? (Panel)

 

 

Publications

Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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