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Save the Date: Annual Conference 2017

In 2018, world leaders will adopt two landmark documents – a Global Compact on Refugees, and a Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration. Amidst debate about what these agreements should contain and how ambitious they should be, the 2017 Kaldor Centre Conference takes stock of where we are so far, and anticipates what developments we will see in the lead-up to their adoption in 2018.

FridayNov 242017

The Displacement Project: Perspectives on climate change and planned relocation in the Pacific

Planned relocation is the process by which communities are assisted by the State to relocate away from dangerous areas to safer ones. Can planned relocation play a role in responding to climate change and disasters? What challenges does it pose, both for relocated and host communities? What important lessons can be drawn from historical cases? Join us for an evening with international law expert, Jane McAdam, and political geographer, Jon Barnett, as they present fresh perspectives on these questions.

WednesdayJun 072017

Creating Safe Zones and Safe Corridors in Conflict Situations: Providing Protection at Home or Preventing the Search for Asylum?

Curious about whether safe zones can provide real protection? Join Department of Foreign Affairs director Claire Elias, University of Essex law professor Geoff Gilbert and UN lawyer Paul White for a panel discussion and Policy Brief launch hosted by the Kaldor Centre.

WednesdayJun 072017

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.

TuesdayApr 112017

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.

WednesdayMar 012017

Annual Conference 2016

The Kaldor Centre Annual Conference brings together academics, practitioners and policymakers to discuss key challenges in international refugee law. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘From refugee emergency to protracted exile: The role of “time” in international protection’. The conference will explore various aspects of refugee protection through the lens of time. What are the implications of delay and expedited procedures for refugee status determination? How does the law shape refugees’ experience of time? Do we need to rethink the notions of ‘crisis’, ‘emergency’ and ‘development’ in refugee responses?

FridayNov 182016

Emerging Scholars Network Workshop

On Thursday 17 November 2016, 9.30-5.30pm the Kaldor Centre will host a one-day workshop for network members at the Faculty of Law, UNSW. The workshop will provide an opportunity for members to gain feedback on their research, exchange ideas and explore future research collaborations amongst the wealth of interdisciplinary expertise within the Network.

ThursdayNov 172016

Global Dignity Day 2016

Parliamentary Education and the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law invite Year 10 students to attend Global Dignity Day 2016 at the Parliament of New South Wales.

FridayOct 212016

Manus Island: Lives in Limbo

It is now three years since Australia announced the Regional Resettlement Arrangement with Papua New Guinea. Three years on, three men have died, many have been injured and 900 still languish in limbo with no idea if, when or to where they will ever be resettled.

ThursdaySep 082016

UN Interoperability and Responses to Forced Displacement

Last year, roughly 24 people were displaced each minute. Yet, the average length of time spent as a displaced person is now 20 years.

These stark facts highlight the need to rethink the nature of solutions to displacement, beyond the traditional three durable solutions of voluntary repatriation, resettlement and local integration. In this presentation, Professor Geoff Gilbert will argue that the UN’s responses to refugees must be reconsidered. He will suggest that that solutions to displacement should be seen as a process, and that the UN should move away from the traditional dichotomies of ‘protection versus solutions’ and ‘humanitarian versus development’ assistance.

WednesdayAug 312016

Global responses to refugees: what is the world thinking?

On the 28 June 2016, the Kaldor Centre hosted a conversation with Dr Jeff Crisp and Professor Jane McAdam on the implications of this year’s international summits to address global displacement.

TuesdayJun 282016