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Hub Submission: Digital identity for refugees and asylum seekers

The Allens Hub for Technology Law and Innovation, in conjunction with the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and members of UNSW Law faculty including research associate Caroline Compton, professor and associate dean (research) Fleur Johns, professor and Allens Hub director Lyria Bennett Moses, Allens Hub research fellow Monika Zalnieriute, professor and deputy dean Guy S Goodwin-Gill and professor and director Jane McAdam made a submission to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Global Virtual Summit on Digital Identity for Refugees, on 17 April 2019,.  Access more information here

The submission outlines our views and concerns with respect the use of digital identity for refugees and asylum seekers. It identifies both technical and social implications of such a program. These include concerns about any possible dispute resolution mechanisms, and the normative effect of digital identity regimes for polity formation.

View a copy of the UNSW Submission to UNHCR.pdf done by the hub and Kaldor centre

Listen to Hub director Lyria Bennett Moses speak about the Hub's submission at a UNHCR virtual event - play from the 25.50 minutes point.