Kaldor Centre News

How Australia can shape the Global Compact on Refugees

Published on : 08/04/2017

Leadership requires setting a good example, Madeline Gleeson writes in a piece for Lowy Institute’s The Interpreter considering Australia’s role in developing the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees.

All at sea: A story of climate change displacement

Published on : 05/04/2017

Every year about 26 million are displaced by climatic events yet no law exists to protect them. This animation was produced by UNSW for the Grand Challenge on Refugees and Migration.

What Trump’s Wall Means for Mexicans, Migration and US Relations

Published on : 03/04/2017

Ahead of his 11 April Kaldor Centre talk, award-winning author and UCSD professor David FitzGerald answers five questions about the myths and realities of border politics under President Trump.

The latest hurdles for people seeking asylum in Australia

Published on : 22/03/2017

People seeking asylum who came to Australia by boat between August 2012 and December 2013 arrived expecting to be able to apply for protection, but have instead been tossed around in the frequently changing policies of refugee protection in Australia.  

Dynamic alliance joins UNSW’s Kaldor Centre and Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre

Published on : 15/03/2017

Two internationally renowned research centres, the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney and the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at the University of Oxford, are formalising a partnership to strengthen vital new thinking on global refugee policy.

Jane McAdam speaks with The World Today

Published on : 13/03/2017

ABC Radio's flagship current affairs program The World Today spoke to Kaldor Centre Director Jane McAdam ahead of her 2017 Mahla Pearlman Oration,'Should I Stay or Should I Go? Shaping International Responses to Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement'.

Can international law hold states to account?

Published on : 13/03/2017

As Australia prepares for several 2017 United Nations treaty reviews, Madeline Gleeson explains the ways states are held to account when it comes to international human rights law.

Jane McAdam named a NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year Finalist

Published on : 28/02/2017

Kaldor Centre Director Jane McAdam is one of four powerful female role models announced as finalists for the 2017 NSW Premier's Award for Woman of the Year.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian will choose the winner, who will be announced on March 8 at a Sydney breakfast celebrating International Women’s Day and the outstanding contributions made by women across the state.

5 things to read on Trump's executive orders

Published on : 17/02/2017

Looking for background and analysis of US President Trump's executive orders on immigration and refugees? Here are five reads to get an overview of developments and key issues:

Trump, Turmoil, and Terrorism: The US Immigration and Refugee Ban

Published on : 15/02/2017

We live in tumultuous times. Since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States three weeks ago, the political scene in the United States has been roiled by mass demonstrations, boldface headlines, and tweets in the middle of the night. Immigration, linked by Trump to criminals and terrorists, has been a flashpoint.


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