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Research Profile: Dr Gina Masterton

QUT Centre for Justice and Carumba Institute Indigenous Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Gina Masterton, will speak at an International Women’s Day event for Moreton Bay Regional Council.   Gina will join a panel of local women as they discuss the ways they choose to challenge inequality.

Gina’s research examines the experiences of women who have been ‘Hagued’: forced, through a court-facilitated process enabled by the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, to return children taken unlawfully across international borders.  Gina’s research considers how the convention, which lacks specific mechanisms to account for family and domestic violence, is weaponised against women feeling such violence.

More information about the event, including registration details, can be found here.

Gina has also been asked to present her research and publications on the Hague Convention to the Family Law Council.

QUT Centre for Justice published a Briefing Paper around Gina’s research titled, “Being Hagued:  How weaponising the Hague Convention harms women, family and domestic violence survivors.”



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