Kaldor Centre News

Time to retire the 1951 Refugee Convention?

Published on : 27/06/2017

Sixty-six years on, is it time to retire the 1951 Refugee Convention? Most people in the 1000-strong crowd gathered at Sydney Town Hall for an Intelligence Squared debate on 6 June were not sure.

Get the facts: 5 Kaldor Centre Policy Briefs for Refugee Week

Published on : 21/06/2017

The Kaldor Centre’s rigorous research on the most pressing displacement issues in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and the world has a role to play in the development of sustainable policies that respect international legal obligations. Here are five Policy Briefs produced by the Kaldor Centre to enhance policy and public understanding.

Get the facts: 5 Kaldor Centre Factsheets for Refugee Week

Published on : 21/06/2017

Here are some Kaldor Centre Factsheets to help start the conversation with facts.

Get the facts: 5 Kaldor Centre Animations for Refugee Week

Published on : 21/06/2017

Refugee Week starts conversations, and conversations work best when they begin with facts. Here are some Kaldor Centre animations, made by UNSW TV, to help – each less than one minute:

Get the facts: 5 Kaldor Centre Podcasts for Refugee Week

Published on : 20/06/2017

Refugee Week starts conversations, and conversations work best when they begin with facts. Here are some Kaldor Centre podcasts to help you get started:

Five Questions: On turning back boats

Published on : 19/06/2017

Since 2013, the Australian military has routinely intercepted boats and turned back asylum seekers through Operation Sovereign Borders. Likewise in Europe, since the so-called “refugee crisis” began in 2015, the EU’s Frontex-led Operations Sophia and Triton have also taken a deterrence approach. Recent news reports have tracked the deadly consequences.

When is a safe zone safe?

Published on : 07/06/2017

The first 100 days of 2017 saw 664 people die crossing the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe. The number who died just trying to reach the North African coast is unknown. Is it any wonder, then, there are calls to establish safe zones so that those caught up in conflict and generalised violence do not have to flee at all?

New Policy Brief - Creating safe zones and safe corridors in conflict situations: Providing protection at home or preventing the search for asylum?

Published on : 07/06/2017

A new Policy Brief from the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, released today, examines critical legal and practical concerns in creating ‘safe zones’ for people caught up in areas of conflict.

What Australia’s Federal Budget means for refugee policy

Published on : 10/05/2017

Australia’s 2017–18 Federal Budget includes funding for offshore processing and refugee settlement arrangements at an estimated cost of $713,641 million. While this is down from more than $1 billion in 2016–17, the figure is higher than was projected under the forward estimates in last year's budget.

Do boat turnbacks stack up? New Kaldor Centre Policy Brief evaluates EU and Australian policies in light of international law

Published on : 02/05/2017

Governments around the world are using militarised border-security missions to turn back asylum seekers at sea, but the strategy does not comply with international law and is not viable over the long-term, according to the latest Kaldor Centre Policy Brief.

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