Amy Maguire is a Senior Lecturer in International Law and Human Rights, at the University of Newcastle. She is a Co-Chair of the Indigenous Rights Subcommittee of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and a member of Amnesty International. An advocate for humanity in controversial public debates, Dr Maguire has become a popular legal commentator with multiple articles published on The Conversation. Her legal commentary spans several key areas including refugees, asylum seekers, Indigenous rights, and capital punishment.
Amy Elton is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Newcastle. Prior to her candidature, Amy completed a LLB (Hons) and a BA, majoring in Politics and International Affairs. Amy’s main research interests include the political and legal developments in Australia’s asylum seeker policy. Her PhD thesis ‘Mandatory Detention, Asylum Seekers and Questions of Justice’ is centred on Australia’s immigration detention policy, examining the validity of domestic measures under international human rights law. She is a recipient of an Australian Government Research Training Scholarship.