What to know how Australia's refugee policies stack up against our international law obligations? Kaldor Centre Director Professor Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong’s new book Refugees: Why Seeking Asylum Is Legal and Australia’s Policies Are Not (UNSW Press, 2014) rejects spin and panic to provide a straightforward and balanced account of Australia’s asylum policies in light of international law.
The AHRCentre and the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law hosted a free public seminar on Thursday 23 April to discuss the key findings of the report and the questions it raises. A podcast from the seminar is now available.
Understanding the international legal obligations that Australia has to refugees and asylum seekers is crucial when it comes to separating myths from facts in contemporary Australian debates. In this video series Professor Jane McAdam goes behind the headlines, defines the terms, explains the facts and provides thought leadership on this critical issue.