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, Sydney on the 1 March 2017.
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.