Azadeh's main area of research is international and domestic refugee law and
policy. Her current research examines the operation and legal implications of the United
States’ Migrant Interdiction Program in the high seas and in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Azadeh
was the recipient of the 2008 WG Walker Fulbright Scholarship (presented to the highest
ranked postgraduate Fulbright scholar in Australia) and the Lionel Murphy Scholarship.
She has been a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School, a Fulbright scholar at the
Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University and a
Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute. Azadeh’s research is informed by
her close work with various NGOs in the refugee area since 1999. Azadeh is a Lecturer in
the Faculty of Law at Monash University and an Associate of the Castan Centre for Human
Rights Law. 



Futureseekers II: Refugees and irregular migration in Australia (with Mary Crock and Ben Saul) (2006)

This book explores Australia’s ambivalent legal and political response to “irregular” migration, including the unplanned...


Contributions to Books


Out of sight, out of right? Who can be held accountable for immigration detainees harmed on Nauru?, Asylum Seekers: International Perspectives on Interdiction and Deterrence (2008)

This paper argues that people subjected to offshore processing in Nauru who have been harmed...



Offshore Processing: An Australian Phenomenon?, Human Rights 2006: The Year in Review (2007)

In September of 2001, a ‘national crisis’ caused by a perceived influx of asylum seekers...


Journal Articles


Immigration Detention in Guantánamo Bay (Not Going Anywhere Anytime Soon) (with Libbey Effeny), Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures (2012)

The detention facilities at the United States’ Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay, 45 square miles...



Providing Mental Health Services and Psychiatric Care to Immigration Detainees: What Tort Law Requires (with Bernadette McSherry), Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (2009)

There is increasing evidence that the provision of mental health services is inadequate for immigration...



Swapping Refugees: The Implications of the ‘Atlantic Solution’, UTS Law Review (2008)

In a media release on 17 April 2007, Minister for Immigration, Kevin Andrews announced that...



Boatloads of Incongruity: The Evolution of Australia's Offshore Processing Regime (with Tania Penovic), Australian Journal of Human Rights (2007)

Almost six years on from the introduction of the Pacific Solution, the commitment of Australia’s...


Popular Press


Deterring and denying asylum seekers in Australia, CNN (2014)

Australia has long prided itself on its commitment to fairness. It is a signatory to...



Why Refugees Need Legal Aid, New Matilda (2014)

Studies show asylum seekers are more likely to have their refugee status recognised when they...


Submissions and Reports


Asylum seekers punished more every year, The 2014 Castan Human Rights Report (2014)