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Mary Crock


Mary Crock (BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) PhD (Melbourne University)) has worked in the area of immigration and refugee law since 1985. She is Professor of Public Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

An Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law, she has been Chief examiner/ Head Assessor in various Specialist Accreditation programs in Immigration Law across Australia since 1994 and has been listed in the peer-appointed publication Best Lawyers in Australia in Immigration Law every year since 2008.

She is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Migration and Border Studies (Inderscience) and was foundation editor of the Immigration Review (LexisNexis Butterworths), serving until 2007. She was a member of the Expert Advisory Committee for the NSW Commission for Children and Young Persons 2008 – 2014. With broad interests in human rights, she has served in executive positions for the Law Council of Australia and the Refugee Council of Australia; and worked as adviser to the Australian Senate (Inquiry into Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program, 2000) and as consultant to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (on immigration detention). She helped to establish and run the Victorian Immigration Advice and Rights Centre Inc in Melbourne in 1989, now the Refugee and Immigration Law Centre (Vic).

Mary also has a keen interest in disability issues. She is married to Professor Ron McCallum AO who is past Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Her research projects include a six country study of refugees and disabilities in displacement funded by AusAid and a comparative law and policy project that involves the construction of the IMPALA database (the International Migration Policy and Law Assessment Database).

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