Rights for people forced out by climate change

By Jane McAdam and Walter Kälin
First published in The Interpreter, 27 August 2018

In one area, at least, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration represents a significant breakthrough: it expressly recognises that climate change, disasters and environmental degradation can drive people to leave their homes.

Legal analysis: Myanmar violating Rights of the Child obligations

23 July 2018

The Myanmar Government’s treatment of Rohingya children violates core provisions of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, according to a legal opinion co-authored by Professor Guy S. Goodwin-Gill of UNSW’s Kaldor Centre and Dr Jason Pobjoy, a barrister at Blackstone Chambers in London.

Tragedy of Errors: The Solicitor General, the Supreme Court and the Truth

By Regina Jefferies
First published in Just Security, 23 May 2018

The Office of the Solicitor General found itself in the position of defending an Executive Order targeting a broad group of individuals whom, the president claimed, should be subject to broad restrictions in the interest of national security...

Are would-be new Americans part of Trump’s ‘new American moment’?

By Dr Claire Higgins
1 February 2018

This Researcher Postcard is the first of an occasional series of writings from Kaldor Centre Senior Research Associate Dr Claire Higgins during her Fulbright Postdoctoral research in the United States.

Stop the doublespeak on Manus policy

By Professor Jane McAdam

If Papua New Guinea is responsible for the fate of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island, then why is it the Australian Prime Minister rejecting New Zealand’s offer to resettle 150 of them? The double-speak on this issue is breathtaking, and the Australian government’s actions belie its rhetoric that this is PNG’s problem and not its own.


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