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About Azadeh Dastyari

Dr Dastyari is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Monash University and a Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. She has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, the European University Institute, Georgetown University and the University of Bologna. Dr Dastyari's main areas of research are international and domestic laws relating to the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees. She is particularly interested in the interception of people seeking protection at sea; offshore and extraterritorial processing; and immigration detention. Her latest book, United States Migrant Interdiction and the Detention of Refugees in Guantánamo Bay (Cambridge University Press, 2015), examines the operation and legal implications of the United States’ Migrant Interdiction Program on the high seas and in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.


Present Visiting Fellow, European University Institute, Monash University
Present Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University, Monash University
Present Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School, Monash University
Present Member of the Faculty of Law, Monash University, Monash University
Present Associate of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University

Research Interests

Refugee Law, International Human Rights Law, Law of the Sea, and Immigration Law

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Contact Information

PO Box 12
Faculty of Law
Monash University
VIC Australia 3168


Books (2)

Contributions to Books (3)

EU (1)

Extraterritorial Border Control (1)

PNG Manus Offshore processing extraterritoral processing refugees asylum seekers (2)

Women (1)

Journal Articles (7)