Ms Riona Moodley
Lecturer

Ms Riona Moodley

Law & Justice
School of Private & Commercial Law

Riona is a lecturer and academic at the Faculty of Law & Justice at the University of New South Wales with specialisations in commercial litigation and insolvency, as well as refugee and international human rights law.

Riona has over 10 years experience working as a senior commercial litigation and insolvency lawyer at leading national and international law firms. Prior to joining UNSW, Riona also worked as senior solicitor at the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) where she practiced in asylum and refugee law. Riona is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court of Australia and High Court of Australia.

She holds law degrees from the University of Technology, Sydney (LLB/BA), the University of New South Wales (LLM) and is presently undertaking her PhD research in refugee and asylum law at the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law (UNSW Faculty Law & Justice), where she is a research affiliate and convenor of the Emerging Scholars Network. 


Riona teaches core LLB modules in the School of Private and Commercial Law including civil procedure, dispute resolution and business associations. 

 

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Moodley R, 2020, 'Refuge beyond reach: how rich democracies repel asylum seekers', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 26, pp. 380 - 383, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238x.2021.1872162
  • Conference Presentations | 2021
    Moodley R, 2021, 'Regional Processing under the Global Compacts: The Comprehensive Plan of Action for Indochinese refugees as a roadmap for international cooperation', presented at American Branch of the International Law Association, 28 October 2021 - 30 October 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Moodley R, 2021, 'Rethinking “Regional Processing”: Could the lessons learned from the Comprehensive Plan of Action for Indochinese refugees (CPA) offer a roadmap for international cooperation in response to ‘regional’ refugee situations?', presented at Refugee Law Initiative Annual Conference, University of London, 09 June 2021 - 11 June 2021
    Other | 2021
    Moodley R, 2021, There is no right way to seek asylum, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, https://www.kaldorcentre.unsw.edu.au/news/there-no-right-way-afghan-refugees-seek-asylum
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Moodley R, 2020, 'Rethinking Regional Processing: Lessons learned from the Comprehensive Plan of Action for Indochinese refugees (CPA)', presented at CONREP Conference Responsibility Sharing or Responsibility Shedding, Melbourne, 18 February 2020