References from Vera Sistenich Interview

  1. HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF ASYLUM SEEKING:

1951 Convention on Status of Refugees:

http://unhcr.org.au/unhcr/images/convention%20and%20protocol.pdf

Great UNHCR website with much more info:

http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49da0e466.html

UNHCR “State of the World’s Refugees 2012: In Search of Solidarity”:

http://www.unhcr.org/publications/unhcr/sowr2012

  1. SUBSTANTIVE KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF BEING A DOCTOR IN THE ASYLUM SEEKER SETTING:

The ACEM online module (Module 4) within their Promoting Cultural Safety Program on the correct use of interpreters in medical consultations.  This is focused on the Indigenous health context, but it is still most valuable in the general context:

http://elearning.acem.org.au/mod/scorm/player.php?a=730&currentorg=Module_4_Understanding_language_diversity_and_working_with_interperters_ORG&scoid=2741

The Istanbul Protocol (Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment):

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Publications/training8Rev1en.pdf

World Medical Assembly (WMA) Declaration of Malta on Hunger Strikes:

http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/h31/

  1. SELF-AWARENESS OF WHAT IT IS TO BE A DOCTOR IN THE ASYLUM SEEKER MACHINERY:

“Dual Loyalties: The Challenges of Providing Professional Health Care to Immigration Detainees”, a report published by Physicians for Human Rights:

http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/library/reports/report-03-21-2011.html

Australian Border Force Bill 2015:

http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/bills/r5408_aspassed/toc_pdf/15016b01.pdf;fileType=application%2Fpdf

UNHCR Detention Guidelines: guidelines on the applicable criteria and standards relating to the detention of asylum-seekers and alternatives to detention:

http://www.unhcr.org/505b10ee9.html

Australian Human Rights Commission: Asylum Seekers and Refugees Guide:

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/asylum-seekers-and-refugees-guide