National, Regional and Global Perspectives on Refugee Law

20 November 2015


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,...

Syria Refugees

The Kaldor Centre has produced a new factsheet on the Syrian refugee crisis. This brief explainer answers why and where Syrians are displaced, and how Australia and other countries are responding.

Video is now also available from our...

The Kaldor Centre celebrates Global Dignity with two upcoming events. Sydney based year 10 students are invited to a Global Dignity Day event at Parliament NSW with keynote speaker, former High Court judge, the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG....

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While the world watches Syria…

Tamara Wood

First published on African Asylum Blog.

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...

Open letter to Malcolm Turnbull on cancelled visit of UN Special Rapporteur


More than 60 scholars have signed an open letter to express their concern at the cancellation of a visit to Australia by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Francois Crepeau.

Free resources on the refugee crisis in Europe now available from Oxford University Press


In response to the refugee crisis in Europe, Oxford University Press has made more than 30 book chapters, journal articles, and pieces of content from online resources freely accessible to assist those working with refugees on the ground, as well as anyone

Professor Jane McAdam named amongst 100 Women of Influence 2015


Professor Jane McAdam has been named amongst 100 Women of Influence for 2015. The award, sponsored by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac, recognises women who demonstrate leadership and outstanding contribution to public life.

Are people ‘refugees’ if they flee the impacts of climate change?


Professor Jane McAdam spoke to Radio NZ about whether people fleeing the impacts of climate change can be considered 'refugees' under international law.

Europe cannot follow Australia's example on refugees


Professor Jane McAdam spoke to Lawyers Weekly about how the European Union's human rights regime prevents it from adopting refugee policies like those found in Australia.

Human crisis or crisis of humanity? Professor Jane McAdam speaks with Radio National

Professor Jane McAdam

Pressure is continuing to grow to make European nations take a more active role in aiding the surge of refugees fleeing Syria. Both Austria and Germany have now opened their borders to thousands.

Professor Jane McAdam speaks to ABC radio on Europe's refugee response


Professor Jane McAdam spoke to ABC 702 Sydney about Europe's response to the current migration 'crisis'.

Coming to grips with Europe's refugee crisis

Professor Jane McAdam

First published in the Sydney Morning Herald.

The European migration "crisis" has become one of the main global news stories this year. Some 300,000 refugees and migrants have already entered Europe by sea, with projections that many more will arrive before the year's end.

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