Kaldor Centre News

Setting the Agenda, Interview with Jane McAdam

Published on : 03/01/2014

As director of the new Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, Professor Jane McAdam is determined to return social justice and legal obligation to the asylum-seeker debate, writes Anabel Dean in Uniken Magazine.

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.