‘Health-proofing’ human mobility systems and new technologies of border control: An opportunity to advance the rights of all migrants?

Ian M Kysel 

There is a lot of uncertainty about whether and how the COVID-19 pandemic will restructure human mobility globally. In light of calls to ‘health-proof’ migration systems, how can the United Nations Network on Migration limit some of the potential pitfalls of efforts to innovate? By helping States to uphold their human rights obligations. 

Australia’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery: What’s the role of migrants and refugees?

Mahir Momand

Connecting refugee and migrant labour to the skills shortages in regional Australia can be a positive response to the pandemic – and the benefits go beyond the economic upside. 

In early January 2020, the coronavirus seemed a foreign and distant phenomenon, very far from Australian shores. By the end of March, it was hitting the Australian economy hard and fast, resulting in a record number of people losing jobs in a matter of weeks. 

Andaman Sea Crisis: Is the region really better off in 2020?

Caitlin McCaffrie

The Asia Pacific is experiencing another major test of regional cooperation, reminiscent of the 2015 Andaman Sea crisis. In the first four months of 2020 there were more boat movements in the Andaman Sea than in all of 2019. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the vulnerability of forced migrants in refugee camps, on the move and at sea. 


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