Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Regents Professor & Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society
Faculty Director, Human Rights Center
Professor, Queen's University of  Belfast, School of Law, Northern Ireland

Prof. Ní Aoláin Quoted by The Guardian on Australian Rescue Mission for Women and Children Trapped in Syrian Detention Camps

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin was recently quoted by The Guardian on the Australian government's preparations for dozens of rescue missions to rescue Australian women and children trapped in Syrian detention camps. The Australian government aims to repatriate said women and children, many of which have experienced extreme hardship while in these camps. Professor Ní Aoláin stated that “Failure to repatriate is an abdication of Australia’s treaty obligations and their deeper moral obligations to protect Australia’s most vulnerable children.” Australia is not the only country that has been working to repatriate its citizens. Germany, France, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kosovo, and the United State have been going through similar processes over recent years.