Europe has been debating the question of how to manage the flow of asylum seekers and migrants across its borders for decades, but as increasing numbers of people attempt to reach Europe by sea and land these debates have become more important...

On Wednesday 3 February, over five separate judgments, the High Court dismissed a challenge to the legality of Australia’s offshore processing regime. The judgment has been reported as a “win” for the government. However, things may not be that...

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Glimmers of hope for detained asylum seekers in the High Court’s Nauru decision

Madeline Gleeson
03/02/2016

First published: 'Glimmers of hope for detained asylum seekers in the High Court’s Nauru decision', The Conversation, 3 February 2016

On Wednesday, over five separate judgments, the High Court dismissed a challenge to the legality of Australia’s offshore processing regime. The judgment has been reported as a “win” for the government. However, things may not be that clear-cut.

Steering the Refugee Dialogue from Risk to Opportunity

28/01/2016

The Young Global Leaders (YGL) of the World Economic Forum met at a Roundtable in Davos on Friday. Coordinated by Professor Jane McAdam and four other YGLs, participants discussed how to shift the refugee conversation towards opportunity and away from risk.

Refugees top issue at Davos

21/01/2016

Kaldor Centre Director Professor Jane McAdam and UNSW Professor Sarah Kenderdine will join U2 front man Bono and politicians including Justin Trudeau and David Cameron at a meeting of the world’s most influential leaders in Switzerland this week.

Refugees and an avalanche of numbers

30/12/2015

By Claire Higgins and Rawan Arar

First published in the ANU Policy Forum.

As Australia begins its resettlement of 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees, news has emerged that the same number of Syrians are currently stranded on the Jordanian border, seeking to join over 630,000 refugees already hosted in that country.

Kaldor Centre Biannual Newsletter - July to December 2015

18/12/2015

The Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law produces a biannual newsletter. Read the latest newsletter here for an outline of activity and publications from the Centre in the second half of 2015.

Persecution of Muslims in Myanmar is misunderstood by the West

03/12/2015

Centre Member, Melissa Crouch, writes in the Sydney Morning Herald: 'The debate on asylum seekers from Myanmar in Australia is ill-informed and skewed.

Concerns over global response to refugee crisis following Paris attacks

02/12/2015

Erika Feller is the Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and a former Assistant High Commissioner at the UNHCR. She recently presented the keynote address at the Kaldor Centre conference on 20 November 2015. On the same day, she spoke with Kim Landers from The World Today about the impact of the Paris attacks on the global response to the refugee crisis.

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