RESEARCH PROJECTS view all projects →

Litigation in Response to COVID-19 in Australian Residential Aged Care and Immigration Detention (Australia)

Project statusOngoing
Contact Claire Loughnan
Institution web pagehttps://findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/profile/146247-claire-loughnan
Host institution University of Melbourne and University of Technology Sydney
Team members Sara Dehm, Claire Loughnan, Linda  Steele
Project Summary

This project evaluates emerging litigation in relation to COVID-19 related deaths in Australian residential aged care centres, in terms of its capacity to address longer term structural harms of institutionalisation and activist calls for de-institutionalisation of aged care. In order to facilitate evaluation, the project compares aged care COVID-19 litigation with COVID-19 litigation strategies and outcomes in the context of an analogous confinement setting: immigration detention. The project involves critical analysis of court documents in COVID-19 litigation by reference to an interdisciplinary theoretical framework drawing on socio-legal studies, critical disability and ageing studies, and migration studies.

Outputs / Expected Outputs

Journal article on project is currently under review.

KEYWORDS / CATEGORIES

Countries
Care setting
Methods
Groups/organisations |

Litigation in Response to COVID-19 in Australian Residential Aged Care and Immigration Detention (Australia)