This page contains analysis and resources on two upcoming international summits on refugees: the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September, and the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees hosted by US President Barack Obama on 20...

An extraordinary series of meetings took place in 2016 to respond to perceptions of an unprecedented global refugee crisis. This policy brief traces the context and the results of these meetings and explores the common themes that emerged over...

At a time of increasingly polarised debate globally, Australia faces many difficult questions about refugee protection. What is the future for offshore processing? Are boat turn-backs safe and legal? Is regional cooperation a realistic policy...

Kaldor Centre Senior Research Associate Madeline Gleeson has taken out the prestigious 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for non-fiction for her book Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru.

Released to acclaim by NewSouth...

We live in tumultuous times. Since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States three weeks ago, the political scene in the United States has been roiled by mass demonstrations, boldface headlines, and tweets in the middle of...

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5 things to read on Trump's executive orders

17/02/2017

Looking for background and analysis of US President Trump's executive orders on immigration and refugees? Here are five reads to get an overview of developments and key issues:

 

Trump, Turmoil, and Terrorism: The US Immigration and Refugee Ban

15/02/2017

We live in tumultuous times. Since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States three weeks ago, the political scene in the United States has been roiled by mass demonstrations, boldface headlines, and tweets in the middle of the night. Immigration, linked by Trump to criminals and terrorists, has been a flashpoint.

Kaldor Centre’s Dr Claire Higgins wins Fulbright scholarship to research refugee policy

14/02/2017

UNSW historian Dr Claire Higgins has been awarded a prestigious 2017-18 Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship to explore how past experiences can inform positive solutions for the millions of people currently displaced worldwide.

Manus deportation reports raise legal concerns

Professor Jane McAdam
09/02/2017

Kaldor Centre Director, Professor Jane McAdam, outlines concerns about Papua New Guinea’s refugee status determination system and violations of international law

All at sea: Comparative perspectives on turning back boats

The movement of asylum seekers and migrants by boat has seized attention across the world. In Australia and elsewhere, governments have enacted policies to intercept and turn back asylum seekers at sea. What do we know (and not know) about these policies, and what are the legal and practical implications of turning back boats? This panel will discuss the law, policy and practice of turning back boats in Europe, the United States and Australia.

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'Offshore' sparks acclaim from Stella Prize

08/02/2017

Madeline Gleeson lands on longlist for prestigious literary award for writing by Australian women.

Durable solutions urgently needed for those on Manus and Nauru

03/02/2017

With the US-Australia resettlement deal in serious doubt, the unsustainable nature of the policy of offshore processing is abundantly clear. Humane and durable solutions must rapidly be found for those offshore, in accordance with international standards.

Madeline Gleeson’s 'Offshore' Wins Literary Prize

01/02/2017

Kaldor Centre Senior Research Associate Madeline Gleeson has taken out the prestigious 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for non-fiction for her book 'Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru'.

Released to acclaim by NewSouth Publishing, 'Offshore' is a searing account of what has happened on the Pacific island nation of Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island since Australia began its most recent offshore processing regime for asylum seekers in 2012.

Trump’s order barring refugees flies in the face of logic and humanity

30/01/2017

By Geoff Gilbert, The Conversation, 30 January 2017

With an irony that hasn’t gone unnoticed, US President Donald Trump signed his executive order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the US on January 27, Holocaust Memorial Day.

Davos reminds us, where there is risk there is opportunity

19/01/2017

As many of the most influential people on the planet meet this week in Davos, refugees are never far from the discussion.

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