Professor Jane McAdam, Kaldor Centre Director, is featured in the latest video in a series by UNSWTV called 'Catastrophic Science'. The series showcases cutting edge UNSW research projects resulting from catastrophes such as fires, tsunamis,...
It would be a shame if the Paris attacks were used to justify harsher refugee policies, either in Australia or abroad. Now more than ever we must avoid divisive actions, writes Erika Feller in The Drum.
We revisit a 2010 Lateline interview by Prof Guy S Goodwin-Gill on the politically charged issue of asylum seekers. The insights he gave then are just as relevant today, when even more refugees are in need of international protection.
Professor Jane McAdam has written an article in the November issue of the Law Society Journal on the current 'refugee crisis' in Europe. Professor McAdam argues that the real crisis is one of political will and that international cooperation, rather than unilaterialism, is the only way forward.
Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has announced two ambitious goals. Australia will bid for seats on the UN Human Rights Council from 2018 and the UN Security Council from 2029. This is a welcome sign of the government's willingness to engage with international institutions, and to contribute to making the world a safer and more prosperous place.
Professor McAdam, Director of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, was named one of Australia's most influential women in the 2015 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards. Professor McAdam won the global category of the competition for her work investigating the legal issues that affect the fate of asylum seekers.
No one could have failed to notice the widespread and tragic suffering currently being wreaked on the people of Syria by ongoing conflict between the government, rebels and extremist groups. The international media has been flooded with photos of men, women and children displaced by the conflict and arriving – traumatised, weary, relieved – on European shores...