Hidden from view: Refugees’ contributions to the development of early international refugee law and policy

Tristan Harley 

Blog post by Tristan Harley, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). This blog post is based on excerpts of his paper, Refugee Participation Revisited: The Contributions of Refugees to Early International Refugee Law and Policy, published in Refugee Survey Quarterly and available here.

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