Dr. Maria O’Sullivan is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and an Associate of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University, Australia. She teaches Administrative Law, Public Law and International Refugee Law. Her research focuses on a comparative analysis of Australian and European refugee law and practice. In 2012 she completed her doctoral thesis on Article 1C(5) of the Refugees Convention, dealing with cessation of refugee status. Maria’s recent publications include: ‘Rethinking Asylum-Seeker Detention At Sea: The Power to Detain Asylum-Seekers at Sea under the Maritime Powers Act 2013’ (2015) 38(2) UNSW Law Journal 687 and a forthcoming book: States, the Law and Access to Refugee Protection – Fortresses and Fairness (Hart, 2016). She has made a number of submissions to Parliamentary inquiries on refugee law issues and is a regular contributor to media commentary on asylum in Australia.