Audrey Macklin teaches, researches and writes in the area of migration and citizenship law, business and human rights, and administrative law.
From 1994 to 1996, Macklin adjudicated refugee claims as a Member of Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board. She was also involved in the case of Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen detained for a decade by the United States at Guantanamo Bay. She was an observer for Human Rights Watch at the Military Commission proceedings against Mr. Khadr in Guantanamo Bay and represented Human Rights Watch as intervener before the Supreme Court of Canada in two Khadr appeals. Professor Macklin has also acted as pro bono intervener counsel or academic legal advisor in several public interest human rights cases, including legal challenges to security certificates, withdrawal of healthcare for refugees, citizenship revocation and the ban on niqabs at citizenship ceremonies.
The Governance Gap: Extractive Industries, Human Rights and the Home State Advantage (co-authored with Penelope Simons), New York/London: Routledge Press, 2014, 422 pages. “Citizenship Revocation, the Privilege to Have Rights and the Production of the Alien” (2014) 40 Queens LJ 1-54.
“Who is the Citizen’s Other? Considering the Heft of Citizenship”, (2007) 8 Theoretical Inquiries in Law, 476-508 (also co-editor of Special Issue).
“Borderline Security”, in R.Daniels et al. (eds.), The Security of Freedom: Essays on Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Bill (Toronto: U of T Press, 2001), 383-405 (excerpted, Montreal Gazette and Ottawa Citizen).
“Truth and Consequences: Credibility in Refugee Determination”, International Association of Refugee Law Judges, Realities of Refugee Determination on the Eve of a New Millennium (Haarlem: IARLJ 1999), 134-40.
“Refugee Women and the Imperative of Categories”, (1995) 17 Human Rights Quarterly 213-277