Kaldor Centre News

The right to seek asylum and protection

Guy S Goodwin-Gill
Published on : 12/12/2013

The adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 was a watershed in the relations of States and individuals. It came quickly to influence treaties for the protection of groups, such as refugees, to underwrite the covenants which transformed the Declaration more clearly into obligations, and, by framing and guiding the practice of States, to contribute to customary international law.


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