Kaldor Centre News

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.’

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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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

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

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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’.

We are 5! Watch our new video

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. 


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