Professor Meryll Dean's main research is on Japanese Law. She has published one of the leading textbooks on the subject: Japanese Legal System (London, Cavendish, 2002) and has written in the areas of Japanese public and constitutional law. Her current research concerns civil liberties and human rights in Japan. This work has involved an examination of asylum and immigration law and issues of human trafficking for sexual exploitation in Japan. In 2005 she was commission by UNHCR to write a report on asylum seekers and refugees in Japan. Professor Dean has been a Visiting Professor at a number of Japanese universities and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL).
Dean M, 'Bridging the gap: humanitarian protection and the convergence of laws in Europe'
European Law Journal: Review of European Law in Context - (-) (2013) pp.--
ISSN: 1351-5993Abstract Published here
Dean M, 'Legal transplants and jury trial in Japan'
Legal Studies 31 (4) (2011) pp.570-590
ISSN: 0261-3875 eISSN: 1748-121XAbstract Published here
Dean M, Nagashima M, 'Sharing the Burden: the Role of Government and Ngos in Protecting and Providing for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Japan'
Journal of Refugee Studies 20 (2008) pp.481-508
ISSN: 0951-6328 eISSN: 1471-6925Published here
Dean M, 'Sold in Japan: human trafficking for sexual exploitation '
Japanese Studies 28 (2) (2008) pp.165-178
ISSN: 1037-1397Abstract Published here
, 'Implementing treaty obligations to combattTrafficking in human beings: the Japanese law reforms of 2005'
Australian International Law Journal 13 (-) (2006) pp.129-145