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,...

In a comprehensive new factsheet, Kaldor Centre Director Jane McAdam outlines what you need to know about the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migrants.

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Should I stay or should I go? Shaping international responses to climate change, disasters and displacement

Professor Jane McAdam

The world is facing the largest number of refugees since World War II – some 21 million people – but disaster-related displacement dwarfs the numbers forced out of their homes by conflict. It’s a trend that’s likely to continue as the impacts of climate change increase, writes Professor Jane McAdam in the latest issue of the Law Society Journal.

How Australia can shape the Global Compact on Refugees

Madeline Gleeson

Leadership requires setting a good example, Madeline Gleeson writes in a piece for Lowy Institute’s The Interpreter considering Australia’s role in developing the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees.

All at sea: A story of climate change displacement


Every year about 26 million are displaced by climatic events yet no law exists to protect them. This animation was produced by UNSW for the Grand Challenge on Refugees and Migration.

What Trump’s Wall Means for Mexicans, Migration and US Relations


Ahead of his 11 April Kaldor Centre talk, award-winning author and UCSD professor David FitzGerald answers five questions about the myths and realities of border politics under President Trump.

The latest hurdles for people seeking asylum in Australia

Kelly Newell

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


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?


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


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


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.

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