Kaldor Centre News

Five Questions: On six years of Australia’s offshore processing policy

Published on : 18/07/2019

Over recent years, Australia has adopted a radically harsh approach to people who travel by boat to seek refugee status, including detaining them on the tiny Pacific islands of Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island.

UN torture-prevention body to visit Australia, Nauru

Published on : 05/07/2019

The treatment of people in immigration detention will be investigated first-hand by the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) in coming months, when it makes a

Dr Kerryn Phelps calls new book a counter-attack in the war on truth

Published on : 04/07/2019

Attempts to repeal the medevac law show why Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs from UNSW’s Prof Jane McAdam and alumni Fiona Chong is a must-read, according to former Wentworth MP.

New report: Kaldor Centre Principles bring evidence to refugee policymaking

Published on : 14/06/2019

UNSW Chancellor, David Gonski AC, launches the Kaldor Centre Principles for Australian Refugee Policy - a new, evidence-based framework for a principled and pragmatic refugee policy.

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Risks and rewards in digital identity for refugees

Published on : 13/05/2019

UNHCR is exploring how digital identity systems can help refugees and people seeking asylum to achieve greater empowerment, protection and solutions.

Tristan HARLEY

The right to be heard

Published on : 06/05/2019

Refugees have often been rendered speechless, excluded from the design and implementation of policy that directly affects them.

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Trafficking in old anxieties

Dr Claire Higgins
Published on : 02/05/2019

The politics of “border control” is at odds with a proud
Australia’s successful record of humanitarian resettlement.

How climate change causes displacement of people

Published on : 02/05/2019
Prof Jane McAdam of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and Prof John

New book coming: Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs

Published on : 23/04/2019

Former Immigration Minister Ian McPhee says, ‘This book should be read by all Australians concerned about the inhumanity demonstrated by successive federal governments when dealing with refugees seeking our protection.’

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The Global Compacts: What will they mean?

Published on : 16/04/2019

A special issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law has been created to mark the adoption of two new instruments on people movement – the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regu


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