Where to from here? Report from the Expert Roundtable on regional cooperation and refugee protection in the Asia-Pacific

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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 goal?  Are there alternative ways to provide safe pathways to protection for those who need it?

On 12–13 September 2016, the Kaldor Centre convened a two-day Expert Roundtable on regional cooperation and refugee protection in the Asia-Pacific, at UNSW. Participants included a range of academics, legal practitioners, civil society representatives and other subject-matter experts, as well as representatives from the UNHCR Regional Representations in Canberra and Bangkok. 

Find out what the experts had to say in the report of the Expert Roundtable, Where To From Here?, available below. 

 Report on the Expert Roundtable on regional cooperation on refugee protection in the Asia-Pacific

 Media release