Enabling Australia’s Border Force and Immigration Minister to ban mobile phones for people in detention would have dangerous consequences, the Kaldor Centre told a Senate committee today, urging the Senate to reject a proposal that would damage individual wellbeing and decrease public accountability.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?