Kaldor Centre News

Recovering the political will to protect: Guy S Goodwin-Gill

Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill
Published on : 16/04/2019

Far too often, governments fail to think through the issues to solutions, which need to be based, above all, on protection – protection against harm, protection of rights – all of which can be accommodated in line with national interests and international law

The legal limbo of people displaced by disaster and climate change

Published on : 16/04/2019

Every second someone is displaced by a disaster. In fact, every year, more people are displaced by the impacts of disasters and climate change than by conflict and persecution.

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Citizenship in the age of ISIS: Dr Sangeetha Pillai on The Minefield

Published on : 15/04/2019

Like many Western countries, Australia's government is navigating the tricky legal and political issues around repatriation of the families of Islamic State fighters, as well as terrorists themselves. 

Budget 2019: The impacts for refugees and people seeking asylum

Dr Claire Higgins
Published on : 03/04/2019

Detention facilities on Christmas Island will be closed by 1 July 2019, returning to ‘cont

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Climate change displacement is happening now: podcast

Published on : 25/03/2019

The hosts of the Vox Media/International Rescue Committee podcast ‘Displaced’ say this conversation with Kaldor Centre Director Jane McAdam changed their minds about ‘climate change refugees’.

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Why we need a Global Compact on Migration

Published on : 13/12/2018

Put simply, we need a Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration because we believe in order, and not chaos, writes Guy Goodwin-Gill.

Kaldor Centre Conference Insights Report

Published on : 12/12/2018

When Former Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Erika Feller began her career at UNHCR in the 1980s, she said, ‘there was a big move… to put the refugee issue on the political agenda’.

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Published on : 11/12/2018

Since its establishment five years ago, the Kaldor Centre and its world-leading research have directly influenced policy and public debate about protecting refugees and forced migrants. 

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What are the lessons of Australia’s special Syrian refugee intake?

Published on : 06/12/2018

Sometimes a crisis sparks concentrated action. In 2015, responding to the rising number of people fleeing war in the Middle East, Australia initiated a special program to resettle 12,000 extra refugees from Syria and Iraq, as part of a global effort.

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The Global Compacts: Kaldor Centre Resources

Published on : 06/12/2018

World leaders are trying to negotiate a better system for protecting refugees and migrants.


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