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Guy Goodwin-Gill's reflections on The Refugee in International Law: Then and now

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Syrian refugee Mouhamad Al Dali Al Masri plays with his little girl.

The international refugee regime and the challenges today

The following is the text of a talk by Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, given at the ‘Beyond Refuge’ Summer School on Refugee Rights and Forced Migration on 23 August 2021.

Every few years or so, I find myself giving a talk on the challenges to the international refugee regime. It is as if the regime cannot survive in the absence of challenges; and perhaps that is true. For international refugee law is a dynamic environment, necessarily dependent on the latest in an ever-lasting succession of displacement crises. 

Afghan refugees can no longer wait — Australia must offer permanent protection now

Dr Claire Higgins

Claire Higgins
Canada is offering to resettle 20,000 Afghan refugees, including women’s leaders and journalists. Why has Australia so far been unwilling to make the same declaration?

Bangladesh Rohingya Credit UNHCR Louise Donovan

Statelessness and getting to the meaning of nationality

Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill

Professor Goodwin-Gill’s remarks were delivered at a 15 July 2021 European Network on Statelessness event marking the launch of the Statelessness Case Law Database


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