Daniel Ghezelbash

Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University

Daniel is a senior lecturer at Macquarie Law School where he teaches units in administrative law, human rights, refugee law and social justice advocacy. He is the founding director of the Macquarie University Social Justice Clinic, which provides students with hands-on legal experience on-campus. Daniel is also a practicing refugee and immigration lawyer. He is a Special Counsel at the National Justice Project, a volunteer lawyer at Refugee Advice and Casework Services, and operates a small pro bono immigration practice. His research focuses on comparative refugee and immigration law. He has a particular interest in the way restrictive asylum policies are spreading around the world. This is the subject of his new book, Refuge Lost: Asylum Law in an Interdependent World (Cambridge University Press, 2018)


  • 2014–present
    Senior Lecturer, Macquare Law School


  • 2016 
    Sydney Law School, PhD


  • 2018
    Securitization of Search and Rescue at Sea: The Response to Boat Migration in the Mediterranean and Offshore Australia, International and Comparative Law Quarterly
  • 2018
    Refuge Lost: Asylum Law in an Interdependent World, Cambridge University Press