‘Refugee Facts’ is produced as part of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Refugees and Migrants. This university-wide initiative showcases UNSW’s research on migration and displacement from a variety of different perspectives, and is an important source...

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...

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After Trump’s Election, We Need to Get Creative on the Refugee Crisis


After a series of global summits on the refugee crisis, America elected Donald Trump. Elizabeth Ferris, who helped prepare the UN refugee summit, considers whether that progress is ruined, or if lack of US leadership will bring urgency to other players and policy ideas.

Facts, not fear: A Personal Journey to the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law


We are living in extraordinary times, and we cannot rely on myths and half-truths, Renata Kaldor AO told the first National Multicultural Women's Conference on November 3, 2016. Read the text of her keynote remarks.

Global Dignity Day 2016


What does it mean for people to live a dignified life? That was the question considered by 170 high school students from across Sydney who met at NSW Parliament House on Friday 21 October 2016 for Global Dignity Day.

Madeline Gleeson questions necessity of proposed visa legislation on ABC The World Today


Madeline Gleeson spoke with ABC's The World Today regarding an announcement that the government plans to ban asylum seekers who travelled to Australia by boat after July 2013 – and who were transferred to Manus Island or Nauru – from ever travellin

Human deterrence policy compromises our moral principles

David Dixon

This article by Professor David Dixon, former Dean of UNSW Law, was originally published in The Mandarin on 26 October 2016. 

Professor Gillian Triggs and Madeline Gleeson to speak at Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group fundraiser


The Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group is holding a fundraiser on Wednesday 30 November from 6.30pm with presentations from Professor Gillian Triggs, Human Rights Commissioner and Madeline Gleeson, Kaldor Centre Research Associate and aut

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