Kaldor Centre News

One year on: Myanmar and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Published on : 24/08/2018

International lawyer Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill has worked on issues related to child soldiers and to the protection of children in armed conflict. Lawyer Jason Pobjoy is the author of a recent ground-breaking study of children in international refugee law. These remarks introduce their joint legal opinion, which sets Myanmar’s obligations on the Convention on the Rights of the Child against the tragedy of the violence that broke out in Rakhine state one year ago.

Vale Barbara Harrell-Bond OBE

Published on : 16/07/2018

The Kaldor Centre is deeply saddened by the passing of Barbara Harrell-Bond OBE, a luminary in the field of refugee studies. As the founder of the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University, she was instrumental in creating ‘refugee studies’ as an area of academic endeavour. She was a passionate advocate of the rights of refugees, a mentor to many, and a true humanitarian.

Scientia PhD scholar and Kaldor Centre affiliate Regina Jefferies speaks with FBi Radio’s Backchat program

Published on : 10/07/2018

Compassion and strong borders are not mutually exclusive, Scientia PhD scholar and Kaldor Centre affiliate Regina Jefferies told FBi Radio’s Backchat program on Saturday, 23 June.

World Refugee Day 2018: We can do better and we have done better

Published on : 20/06/2018

"What is required, first off, is working together – not just States and governments, but communities and civil society. And working together requires listening, understanding, and often a compromise or two; it’s a process which, taken up in good faith, can lead to results in the common interest."

What’s Behind Zambia’s Growing Welcome to Refugees

Published on : 18/06/2018

Bucking global trends, Zambia has adopted more refugee-friendly policies amid a rising number of arrivals. Based on his research in Zambia, Kaldor Centre Visiting Scholar Nicholas Maple explains the authoritarian politics behind the progressive shift and the implications for advocates.

Smugglers, soldiers and a loaded gun: a personal refugee story from Andrew Kaldor

Published on : 18/06/2018

Every refugee’s story is distinct, an individual human experience of fleeing home, moving across different geographic and emotional terrain before, if lucky, reaching safety. Andrew Kaldor AM rarely tells his story.

National Advocate of the Year Award for Kaldor Centre’s Jefferies

Published on : 04/06/2018

Kaldor Centre Scientia PhD candidate Regina Jefferies received the National Advocate of the Year Award on June 1 at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota gala, for her exceptional work with the coalition of politicians, attorneys, students and advocates who helped a four-year-old Somali refugee reunite with her family during the early days of the Trump administration’s ‘Muslim ban’.

Without US leadership, what is the future for refugees and migrants?

Published on : 13/05/2018

Not since the 1930s has United States leadership on global refugee issues been as absent as today. A recent report indicates the US has resettled only 11 Syrian refugees in 2017.

Asylum seekers and refugees in Australia’s 2018-2019 Budget

Published on : 09/05/2018

New measures to support refugees’ integration, as well as new restrictions on refugees’ access to some government support services, are included in Australia’s 2018-2019 Federal Budget, where the bulk of related funding continues to be allocated to offshore processing arrangements and Operation Sovereign Borders.

Reading, Writing and Refugees: Kaldor Centre at Sydney Writers Festival

Published on : 01/05/2018

Get a prismatic take on the situation for refugees around the world, when Kaldor Centre historian Dr Claire Higgins guides the Sydney Writers Festival audience through the work of three international authors and their first-hand experience on the borders of


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