Podcast: Sexual orientation, gender identity and asylum

Despite landmark legal changes in Australia and elsewhere recognising equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people, many countries continue to criminalise and demonise the everyday lives of LGBTIQ people. Claiming asylum in a Western liberal democracy on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity can be fraught. Listen to this special panel event offering Australian and global perspectives on refugee protection for LGBTIQ people.

Podcast: Conference 2019 - Year in Review

On 26 November 2019, the Kaldor Centre hosted its sixth annual conference, entitled ‘Good decisions: Achieving fairness in refugee law, policy and practice.' Acting Director Professor Guy Goodwin Gill opened the conference with this Year in Review presentation.

Podcast: Conference 2019 - Toward 'fair, transparent and protection-sensitive' credibility judgments

On 26 November 2019, the Kaldor Centre hosted its sixth annual conference, entitled 'Good decisions: Achieving fairness in refugee law, policy and practice'. This keynote address was presented by Dr Hilary Evans Cameron, a former litigator who represented refugee claimants for a decade. She holds a doctorate in refugee law from the University of Toronto, where she is a lecturer in the Ethics, Society and Law Program, in addition to being an Adjunct Professor at Osgood Hall Law School. It is entitled "Toward 'fair, transparent and protection-sensitive' credibility judgments."

Podcast: Conference 2019 - Deciding refugee claims

On the 26 November 2019, the Kaldor Centre hosted its sixth annual conference, entitled 'Good decisions: Achieving fairness in refugee law, policy and practice'. This panel discussion focused on deciding refugee claims. It explored how procedures and processes affect the way decisions are made, and the impacts they have on the lives of those affected by them. It was chaired by Om Dhungel, consultant, trainer and a former refugee from Bhutan.

Podcast: Conference 2019 - Good policy, good politics?

On 26 November 2019, the Kaldor Centre hosted its sixth annual conference, entitled 'Good decisions: Achieving fairness in refugee law, policy and practice'. This panel discussion focused on how decisions that shape our laws and public policy must result in fair, transparent and protection-oriented outcomes.This session explored the interaction (and dissonance) between public attitudes on refugees, the lived experiences of refugees, and sweeping Ministerial powers to decide refugees’ fates without judicial oversight or review. It was chaired by Abdul Karim Hekmat, a freelance journalist and former refugee from Afganistan.

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