Kaldor Centre News

Welcome to our new website!

Published on : 01/12/2018

We are excited to announce the launch of the Kaldor Centre’s newly designed site, which coincides with our fifth birthday.

Voices of reason on refugees

Published on : 28/11/2018

Frustrated by the distortions, two refugees funded a centre focused on the facts about people seeking asylum.

Australia is wrong not to sign the Global Compact on Migration: Statement by Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill

Published on : 27/11/2018

It is regrettable, but not altogether surprising, to find Australia opting to stay away from the Global Compact on Migration.

Andrew and Renata Kaldor awarded UNSW’s highest honour

Published on : 20/11/2018

Accomplished business leaders Andrew Kaldor AM and Renata Kaldor AO, whose support enabled the establishment of the Kaldor Centre, have been awarded Honorary Doctorates from UNSW Sydney, in recognition of their eminent service to refugee law and policy.

‘Principles and Purpose – Stepping up to Refugee Protection in this Era of Displacement’: Michael Whincop Lecture

Published on : 20/11/2018

Kaldor Centre Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill presents the 2018 Michael Whincup Memorial Lecture at Griffith University Law School on 23 October.

‘Welcome’ is Canada’s secret strategy: Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen

Published on : 19/11/2018

By Gigi Lockhart

Migrants and refugees are not only integral to Canada’s community identity, they are part of the nation’s economic strategy, Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen told an audience at UNSW’s Kaldor Centre.

Good evidence, bad politics

Published on : 18/11/2018

Discover how experts in the fields of climate change, migration, refugee law and disaster displacement get sound research into contentious policymaking debate, with our event ‘Good evidence, bad politics’ now available for podcast, download or online listen

Annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition

Published on : 13/11/2018

The American Society of International Law's International Refugee Law Interest Group (IRLIG) has announced its fifth annual International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition

Putting disaster-displaced people on the agenda: Jane McAdam

Published on : 18/10/2018

While some governments stall on climate change action, real steps are being taken to protect people displaced by its impacts. The Kaldor Centre's work has been central to real-world solutions, as Director Jane McAdam told UNSW's Town and Gown 2018 audience.

One year on: Myanmar and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Published on : 24/08/2018

International lawyer Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill has worked on issues related to child soldiers and to the protection of children in armed conflict. Lawyer Jason Pobjoy is the author of a recent ground-breaking study of children in international refugee law. These remarks introduce their joint legal opinion, which sets Myanmar’s obligations on the Convention on the Rights of the Child against the tragedy of the violence that broke out in Rakhine state one year ago.


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