Kaldor Centre News

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

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. 


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