• Min Guo, 'Tort proceedings as an accountability mechanism against decisions made by the Department of Immigration', 2017 Immigration Law Conference, Sydney, 24-25 February 2017.

    The focus of immigration law practitioners is usually on decisions made by the Department which affect visa or citizenship status. Redress for incorrect decision-making of this kind can sometimes be obtained through merits or judicial review. However, the Department also detains people, and having detained the person, makes further decisions that adversely affect the dignity and physical and mental well-being of the person. There are limited ways to enforce accountability in relation to immigration detention, but one possibility is through bringing tort claims.

    The focus of this paper is to provide some basic practical guidance to practitioners whose clients have been detained and are examining what can be done to help.

    Please contact me if you would like a copy of this paper.

  • Min Guo, 'Putting up the shutters', Lawyers Weekly, 13 October 2014.

    Australia’s current asylum seeker policies are cruel and a world away from the more humane treatment of refugees previously.