Kaldor Centre News

Dr Claire Higgins awarded DECRA to compare safe access to asylum

Published on : 15/11/2019

In an era of record forced migration, Kaldor Centre Senior Research Fellow Dr Claire Higgins has won a prestigious, highly competitive Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) to investigate policies that enable safe passage for refugees.

Five Questions: on the Bomana Immigration Centre

Published on : 17/10/2019

In August 2019, Papua New Guinea’s immigration department moved dozens of men, who had been held on Manus Island and deemed not to be refugees, to a Port Moresby facility, the Bomana Immigration Centre.

There's no airport border 'crisis', only management failure of the Home Affairs department

Published on : 14/10/2019

Regina Jefferies, Affiliate, Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW and Daniel Gh

A Well-Founded Fear of Being Persecuted … But When?

Published on : 08/10/2019

By Jane McAdam

Human breakdown, in 28 notes

Published on : 30/09/2019

Lauren Martin   

The first substantial report describing the ‘dire’ mental health situation in Australia’s offshore detention regime emerged in November 2012, just weeks after the first people were transferred offshore. Many more were to come.  

Leading debate: Gleeson named as prize finalist

Published on : 26/09/2019

Kaldor Centre Senior Research Associate Madeline Gleeson is a finalist in UNSW’s inaugural Emerging Thought Leader Prize.  

The $8,000 prize recognises researchers who take evidence and critical thinking into the public debate. 

Corridors of hope: What one Italian ‘lifeline’ delivers

Published on : 23/09/2019

 By Claire Higgins

International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges conference Cape Town Sept 2019

Judges’ role in Africa’s expanded refugee definition

Published on : 05/09/2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugees in Africa (1969 Convention).


Cities and Displacement: Goodwin-Gill on Improving Policy and Practice

Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill
Published on : 27/08/2019

The camp or the settlement, though they may differ to those who know, has long been the trope characterizing the refugee and the displaced, often with negative connotations.


The Kaldor Centre plays a vital role in developing legal, sustainable and humane solutions for displaced people around the world.