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Kaldor Centre urges principled approach in pandemic legislation

Published on : 13/05/2020

Migrants, refugees, and other displaced people cannot be detained where that would expose them to serious risks to their life or health due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kaldor Centre says in a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights.

Mozambique. One year on, people displaced by Cyclone Idai struggle to rebuild

With nearly 25 million people displaced by disasters in 2019, Kaldor Centre urges UN to work for sustainable solutions

Published on : 07/05/2020

Governments and the United Nations must actively work to prevent and prepare for disasters and the adverse impacts of climate change, and to find sustainable solutions for those who are consequently displaced, according to the Kaldor Centre’s ‘Climate change, disasters and displacement’ project team.

In memoriam: Professor Gil Loescher, 1945-2020

Published on : 30/04/2020

Yesterday, I learned that Gil Loescher had passed away in Oxford, where he had devoted the time and energy of his 'retirement' from Professor of International Relations at the University of Notre Dame to being a highly active and sought after Visiting Profe

5 Questions about COVID-19 and people with temporary protection

Published on : 02/04/2020

COVID-19 is having an impact on everyone around the world, but particularly the most vulnerable. In Australia, government responses so far have been directed toward protecting public health, and supporting businesses and employees.

Considering the impact of COVID-19 on refugees

Published on : 19/03/2020

The pandemic COVID-19 is confronting every level of society, all over the world. What will this mean for the most vulnerable groups in our communities, including refugees and internally displaced people?

Madeline Gleeson

Gleeson is 'One to Watch' in international affairs list

Published on : 09/03/2020

Kaldor Centre Senior Research Associate Madeline Gleeson has been named one of 2020's Young Women to Watch in International Affairs. Young Australians International Affairs released the 2020 list on International Woman’s Day.

“Climate refugees”: a historic decision of the UN Human Rights Committee?

Published on : 12/02/2020

“Climate refugees”: an historic decision of the UN Human Rights Committee?

This article was first published in The Conversation (France) LINK: https://theconversation.com/refugies-climatiques-une-decision-historique...
on 12 February 2020 and appears here translated from the original French.

By Camille Malafosse and Domenico Zipoli

Australian OPCAT Network reports on immigration issues

Published on : 10/02/2020

Concerns about ‘cruel and arbitrary treatment’ in Australia’s immigration detention system are laid out in a report by the Australian OPCAT Network.

Goodwin-Gill to receive prestigious Riesenfeld Award

Published on : 10/02/2020

The Kaldor Centre’s Professor Guy S. Goodwin-Gill will be honoured for his outstanding contributions to the field of international law with the 2020 Stefan A. Riesenfeld Memorial Award.

Kaldor’s Brian Barbour drives path-breaking refugee legal aid pledge with PILnet

Published on : 19/12/2019

With a goal that every refugee would have access to a lawyer, the global legal community committed this week to 125,000 pro bono hours for refugee legal aid, in an extraordinary collaborative pledge unveiled at the


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