Kaldor Centre News

Kaldors increase support for refugee law centre

Published on : 14/06/2016

The valuable work of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law is set to continue after Andrew and Renata Kaldor increased their financial commitment over the next five years.

Identity Matters: Andrew and Renata Kaldor - from refugees to philathropists

Published on : 20/05/2016

Andrew and Renata Kaldor were interviewed for 'DNA Nation' a three-part documentary that premieres on SBS on Sunday 22 May at 8.30pm, and afterwards on SBS On Demand. They speak of their refugee backgrounds and their motivation for establishing the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW.

Celebrating the scholarship of Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill

Published on : 06/05/2016

On 14 and 15 April 2016, the Kaldor Centre was proud to co-host a symposium at All Souls College, Oxford to celebrate the scholarship of Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill.

Asylum seekers and refugees in the 2016-17 Budget

Published on : 04/05/2016

The 2016-17 Federal Budget maintains funding for offshore detention and processing of asylum seekers, as well as measures designed to address people-smuggling. There are some changes to expenditure relating to onshore detention and processing.

PNG court decision forces Australia to act on Manus Island detainees

Published on : 27/04/2016

A five-judge panel of Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court has held unanimously that the detention of asylum seekers at the Australian-built detention facility on Manus Island is unconstitutional and illegal under PNG law. That detention must end immediately. What is the background to this case? And what might the implications be for Australia’s offshore detention regime?

IJRL call for papers - 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees: 50th Anniversary

Published on : 01/04/2016

2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees.

We should think laterally about how to accept more refugees

Published on : 31/03/2016

This week, senior ministers, ambassadors, UN officials and civil society leaders gathered in Geneva to find creative solutions to help millions of Syrian refugees. The UN refugee agency's high-level meeting on global responsibility-sharing for Syrian refugees called on governments to increase resettlement places and open up new pathways for humanitarian admission.

7 things you should read on the EU-Turkey deal

Published on : 24/03/2016

A reading list to bring you up to speed on the EU-Turkey deal

Refugee crisis: Russian withdrawal from Syria won't let Europe off the hook

Published on : 16/03/2016

The first Russian aircraft have already begun to leave Syria following Vladimir Putin’s troop withdrawal announcement. The ceasefire appears to be holding and parties are committed to fresh peace talks in Geneva. But will this development mean anything for the flow of refugees out of the war-torn country? It would be premature to make any assumptions about an early easing of the crisis, given the sheer number of people fleeing the conflict.


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