Emilie McDonnell is a DPhil in Law Candidate at Hertford College, University of Oxford and the 2016 Tasmanian Rhodes Scholar. Her research focuses on protecting the right to leave of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants when migration control is conducted extraterritorially and has been outsourced to states of origin and transit, private actors and international organisations. The title of her DPhil is ‘Protecting the Right to Leave of Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Other Migrants in an Era of Externalised Migration Control’.
Emilie completed the MPhil in Law in 2018 and the BCL with Distinction in 2017 at University College, University of Oxford. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours in Law from the University of Tasmania. She is also a qualified lawyer from Australia and an Adjunct Researcher at the University of Tasmania Law Faculty. In 2013, she Co-founded and was the former Vice-President and Secretary of Tasmania’s first community legal centre for refugees, asylum seekers and humanitarian entrants, the Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service.
- E McDonnell, 'The Right to Leave and Australia’s Asylum Seeker Policies' (2019) Asylum Insight
- E McDonnell, 'Australia to Transfer Asylum Seeker and Refugee Children from Nauru to Australia' (2018) Oxford Human Rights Hub
- E McDonnell, 'Australia’s Legal Responsibility for the Refugees and Asylum Seekers it has left Languishing in Offshore Detention' (2018) Oxford Human Rights Hub
- E McDonnell, 'Choosing Inclusion over Exclusion for Refugees and Migrants ' (2018) Skoll Centre Blog
- E McDonnell, 'The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk ' (2018) Oxford Human Rights Hub
- E McDonnell, 'UN Committee Condemns Australia’s Punitive Asylum Policy' (2017) Oxford Human Rights Hub
- E McDonnell, 'Australia set to ban asylum seekers from entering Australia: It is time to hold Australia accountable' (2016) Oxford Human Rights Hub