Kaldor Centre News

Smugglers, soldiers and a loaded gun: a personal refugee story from Andrew Kaldor

Published on : 18/06/2018

Every refugee’s story is distinct, an individual human experience of fleeing home, moving across different geographic and emotional terrain before, if lucky, reaching safety. Andrew Kaldor AM rarely tells his story.

National Advocate of the Year Award for Kaldor Centre’s Jefferies

Published on : 04/06/2018

Kaldor Centre Scientia PhD candidate Regina Jefferies received the National Advocate of the Year Award on June 1 at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota gala, for her exceptional work with the coalition of politicians, attorneys, students and advocates who helped a four-year-old Somali refugee reunite with her family during the early days of the Trump administration’s ‘Muslim ban’.

Without US leadership, what is the future for refugees and migrants?

Published on : 13/05/2018

Not since the 1930s has United States leadership on global refugee issues been as absent as today. A recent report indicates the US has resettled only 11 Syrian refugees in 2017.

Asylum seekers and refugees in Australia’s 2018-2019 Budget

Published on : 09/05/2018

New measures to support refugees’ integration, as well as new restrictions on refugees’ access to some government support services, are included in Australia’s 2018-2019 Federal Budget, where the bulk of related funding continues to be allocated to offshore processing arrangements and Operation Sovereign Borders.

Reading, Writing and Refugees: Kaldor Centre at Sydney Writers Festival

Published on : 01/05/2018

Get a prismatic take on the situation for refugees around the world, when Kaldor Centre historian Dr Claire Higgins guides the Sydney Writers Festival audience through the work of three international authors and their first-hand experience on the borders of

New Policy Brief Released: Making the Global Compacts Work

Published on : 24/04/2018

Kaldor Centre Policy Briefs bring legal academic rigour to practical contemporary policy challenges. Our latest brief, Making the Global Compacts Work: What future for refugees and migrants?, published in partnership with The New School’s Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, flags the way for real progress and pinpoints what sticking points remain for the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration.

Asylum deterrence policies “can spread like wild fire”

Published on : 19/04/2018

Harsh US and Australian policies were developed behind closed doors, carefully exploiting legal loopholes to stop asylum seekers from reaching their borders. Other countries are looking to copy. At the event 'Refugee Deterrence and Diplomacy', Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill and Dr Daniel Ghezelbash discuss the damage done by the policies and the opaque process behind them.

US border troops can’t stop the need for refugee protection

Published on : 11/04/2018

As President Trump reinforces the US border against a ‘caravan’ of asylum seekers, the international community is seeking innovative pathways for refugees seeking safety.

What’s so special about Canada?

Published on : 15/03/2018

According to University of Toronto Chair in Human Rights Law Audrey Macklin, Canada’s unique program enabling groups of ordinary people to support a refugee’s resettlement is positively transformative – for the refugees, the sponsors, and for their communities and the citizenry at large. We invite you to watch the video from Professor Macklin's presentation 'What’s so special about Canada? How ordinary Canadians successfully sponsor refugees' hosted by the Kaldor Centre on 12 March 2018.

Five Questions: On Canada’s Refugee Sponsorship Program

Published on : 02/03/2018

Canada’s private sponsorship program seems to tap into the urge of ordinary people to help solve today’s global refugee challenge. Does it work, and is it a model for others?


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