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...

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...

Changes to what constitutes a ‘character concern’ - and the consequences for people who have had their visas cancelled under character grounds – quietly passed in February when the Australian parliament resumed for two weeks with attention...

This podcast was recorded at the event entitled 'All at sea: Comparative perspectives on turning back boats'. This event was hosted by the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW and Macquarie University and held at Allens Linklaters,...

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The latest hurdles for people seeking asylum in Australia

Kelly Newell
22/03/2017

People seeking asylum who came to Australia by boat between August 2012 and December 2013 arrived expecting to be able to apply for protection, but have instead been tossed around in the frequently changing policies of refugee protection in Australia.  

Dynamic alliance joins UNSW’s Kaldor Centre and Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre

15/03/2017

Two internationally renowned research centres, the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney and the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at the University of Oxford, are formalising a partnership to strengthen vital new thinking on global refugee policy.

The RSC-Kaldor Centre partnership is designed to promote innovative research, teaching and policy initiatives. Through a newly signed Memorandum of Understanding, these centres of excellence will facilitate academic exchange and co-operation, encouraging cross-institutional visits and cooperative research.

Can international law hold states to account?

13/03/2017

As Australia prepares for several 2017 United Nations treaty reviews, Madeline Gleeson explains the ways states are held to account when it comes to international human rights law.

Jane McAdam speaks with The World Today

13/03/2017

ABC Radio's flagship current affairs program The World Today spoke to Kaldor Centre Director Jane McAdam ahead of her 2017 Mahla Pearlman Oration,'Should I Stay or Should I Go? Shaping International Responses to Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement'.

Jane McAdam named a NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year Finalist

28/02/2017

Kaldor Centre Director Jane McAdam is one of four powerful female role models announced as finalists for the 2017 NSW Premier's Award for Woman of the Year.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian will choose the winner, who will be announced on March 8 at a Sydney breakfast celebrating International Women’s Day and the outstanding contributions made by women across the state.

Remote Control of Asylum Seekers: The US Experience

As the Trump administration casts immigration to the forefront of its agenda, Professor David FitzGerald, from the University of California San Diego, offers a global, domestic and historical context for the latest American plans.

'Remote Control of Asylum Seekers: The US Experience' considers how immigration policies impact individuals in daily life. Professor FitzGerald will add insight on contemporary issues in Australia, which last year offered to resettle refugees from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador now in camps in Costa Rica as part of a deal with the US.

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To Close Camps, Australia Must Not Send Asylum Seekers Back to Danger

Professor Jane McAdam
17/02/2017

First published in Refugees Deeply

Following reports of forced deportations from Manus Island, Jane McAdam, director of UNSW’s Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, explains why asylum seekers at the Australian-run offshore detention center have not had a fair chance of gaining refugee status.

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:

 

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