Annual Conference 2016
Location: Law Theatre G04, Ground Floor, Law Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
Annual Conference 2016
From refugee emergency to protracted exile: The role of 'time' in international protection
On the 18 November 2016, the Kaldor Centre hosted its third annual conference, entitled ‘From refugee emergency to protracted exile: The role of “time” in international protection’. The conference explored various aspects of refugee protection through the lens of time. What are the implications of delay and expedited procedures for refugee status determination? How does the law shape refugees’ experience of time? Do we need to rethink the notions of ‘crisis’, ‘emergency’ and ‘development’ in refugee responses?
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Save the date: Kaldor Centre Annual Conference 2017, 24 November 2017
|8.30 – 9.00||Registration|
|9.00 – 9.30||Welcome and introductory remarks: The year in review|
Professor Jane McAdam, Director, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW
|9.30 – 10.30||Opening keynote address|
Jean-François Durieux, former Director at UNHCR Geneva [Paper]
Chaired by Renata Kaldor AO, Founder, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW
|10.30 – 11.00||Break|
|11.00 – 12.30||Panel 1: Time and refugee status determination|
‘It’s about time’: The role of time in protection status determination procedures under the Migration Act
Time and the assessment of risk in refugee status determination
Pathways to refugee trauma recovery: What does the psychological and neurobiological research tell us?
Chaired by Farid Varess, Special Counsel, Fragomen
|12.30 – 1.30||Lunch|
|1.30 – 3.00||Panel 2: Creeping crises: From emergency to development|
Minding the humanitarian–development gap in refugee response: Where do we stand?
The notion of ‘crisis’: Do we need to rethink the links between mobility, development and inequality?
A crisis of political imaginary: Categorising mobile populations and the ambivalence of a categorised life
Chaired by Dr Eileen Pittaway, founding Director of the Centre for Refugee Research, UNSW
|3.00 – 3.30||Break|
|3.30 – 4.40||Panel 3: Q&A discussion: How do law and policy shape refugees' experience of time?|
Sarah Dale, Principal Solicitor, Refugee Advice & Casework Service
Professor Ben Saul, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney
Shukufa Tahiri, Policy Assistant, Refugee Council of Australia
Chaired by Professor Jane McAdam, Director, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW
|4.40 – 5.25||Closing keynote address|
Professor François Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants [Video]
Chaired by Andrew Kaldor AM, Founder, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW
|5.25 – 5.30||Vote of thanks|
The Kaldor Centre Annual Conference is proudly supported by our Keynote Speaker Sponsor, Fragomen, our Not-For-Profit Sponsor, law firm Wotton + Kearney and the generous donation of Penelope Seidler AM.
Inaugural address on the international protection of refugees, presented by UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Volker Türk, was held directly after the Kaldor Centre Conference. Video from this event is available here.