Changes to what constitutes a ‘character concern’ - and the consequences for people who have had their visas cancelled under character grounds – quietly passed in February when the Australian parliament resumed for two weeks with attention focussed on energy policy and party vote-preference deals in the Western Australia.
As part of the Kaldor Centre’s series of Legislative Briefs, Khanh Hoang explains The Migration Amendment (Character Cancellation Consequential Provisions) Act 2017 (Cth). He outlines key issues including: procedural fairness concerns; the potential for double punishment; lack of disclosure of information to the visa holder; and ability to seek judicial review.
The refugee in international law
Millions of people worldwide are forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, systemic discrimination, persecution, and other human rights violations. The core instruments on which they must rely to secure international protection are the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, complemented by international and regional human rights treaties. This project examines key challenges to the system of international protection – including those arising from within the asylum process, increased controls over the movement of people, and security concerns – as well as developments in the international protection regime.
Project director: Professor Jane McAdam
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