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Submission details ‘serious concerns’ in citizenship legislation

02/08/2017

Proposed changes to Australia’s citizenship laws would bear harshly on refugees and dramatically increase the powers of the Minister, according to a Senate submission by members of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and the

Kaldor Centre Responds to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Statement

24/07/2017

Australia’s offshore processing of asylum seekers arriving by boat has caused “extensive, avoidable suffering for too long” and should end immediately, according to an extraordinary statement today from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Fil

Professor Jane McAdam Awarded Prestigious International Human Rights Prize

19/07/2017

The Director of the Kaldor Centre, Scientia Professor Jane McAdam, has received the Calouste Gulbenkian 2017 Prize for outstanding work in the field of human rights, sharing the prize of 100,000 Euros with the Hungarian Helsinki Committee.

The President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, presented the Prizes on Thursday, 20 July, at a gala public ceremony and concert on the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s museum grounds in Lisbon.

Time to retire the 1951 Refugee Convention?

27/06/2017

A thoughtful debate shows that information leads to understanding.

Sixty-six years on, is it time to retire the 1951 Refugee Convention? Most people in the 1000-strong crowd gathered at Sydney Town Hall for an Intelligence Squared debate on 6 June were not sure.

Get the facts: 5 Kaldor Centre Policy Briefs for Refugee Week

21/06/2017

Refugee Week starts conversations, and conversations work best when they begin with facts.

The Kaldor Centre’s rigorous research on the most pressing displacement issues in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and the world has a role to play in the development of sustainable policies that respect international legal obligations. Here are five Policy Briefs produced by the Kaldor Centre to enhance policy and public understanding.

Get the facts: 5 Kaldor Centre Factsheets for Refugee Week

21/06/2017

Refugee Week starts conversations, and conversations work best when they begin with facts. Here are some Kaldor Centre Factsheets to help:

Get the facts: 5 Kaldor Centre Animations for Refugee Week

21/06/2017

Refugee Week starts conversations, and conversations work best when they begin with facts. Here are some Kaldor Centre animations, made by UNSW TV, to help – each less than one minute:

Get the facts: 5 Kaldor Centre Podcasts for Refugee Week

20/06/2017

Refugee Week starts conversations, and conversations work best when they begin with facts. Here are some Kaldor Centre podcasts to help you get started:

Five Questions: On turning back boats

19/06/2017

Since 2013, the Australian military has routinely intercepted boats and turned back asylum seekers through Operation Sovereign Borders. Likewise in Europe, since the so-called “refugee crisis” began in 2015, the EU’s Frontex-led Operations Sophia and Triton have also taken a deterrence approach. Recent news reports have tracked the deadly consequences. Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax examines the practices in the Policy Brief, The interdiction of asylum seekers at sea: Law and (mal)practice in Europe and Australia. Here she answers five questions about the legal and practical impacts of turnbacks.

When is a safe zone safe?

07/06/2017

by Geoff Gilbert and Anna Magdalena Rüsch

Are safe zones only ever the least worst alternative for people who cannot flee across an international border?