“Human Rights and Refugee Law During COVID-19” with Prof. Cathryn Costello

In this podcast with academic and author Professor Cathryn Costello, we discuss the significance of refugee and asylum law for human rights, and investigate the ways that systems of international law have been put into question during COVID-19. We use migration as a lens of analysis to interrogate assumptions that law is fixed in order to recast it as flexible and at times negotiable. In exploring the issues associated with migration control and border policies, we consider how domestic and regional communities can challenge the canons of the ‘inter-national’ system to imagine a world that is welcoming and supportive to those on the move.


Interview by Mia Simovic and Alexander Betts. Music by Lorcan Cudlip Cook