Podcast: A conversation with Prof Guy S Goodwin-Gill – State responsibility and Australia’s refugee policies

Is Australia responsible for asylum seekers sent to Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island? Questions of liability – civil, criminal and political – are at the heart of this podcast conversation between the Kaldor Centre’s acting Director, Professor Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, and Alex Aleinikoff, the Director of The New School’s Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility in New York.

Podcast: Making the Global Compacts Work: What future for refugees and migrants?

Will migrants and refugees move in a safer, better managed international system thanks to two Global Compacts now under negotiation? To examine this question, the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and the New School’s Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, launched the latest in the Kaldor Centre Policy Brief series.

Podcast: Refugee Deterrence and Diplomacy: How states influence each other's asylum policies

On the 17 April 2018, UNSW’s Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law co-hosted with Macquarie University Law School and the Australian Institute for International Affairs NSW the event entitled 'Refugee Deterrence and Diplomacy: How states influence each other's asylum policies'.

Podcast: What’s so special about Canada? How ordinary Canadians successfully sponsor refugees

On the 12 March 2018, the Kaldor Centre hosted a presentation by Professor Audrey Macklin, Chair in Human Rights Law and Director of the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto.

Thousands of Canadians – businesses, church and community groups – have decided to sponsor refugees in the past couple of years. Why? How does it work? And are there lessons for Australia and other countries in their experience?

Podcast: Conference 2017 - Panel 3 - Global Compacts: Process, content and expectations

On the 24 November 2017, the Kaldor Centre hosted its fourth annual conference, ‘The Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration’. This is a podcast of the third panel discussion entitled 'Global Compacts: Process, content and expectations'.

A full program, along with conference papers and presentations, can be found here.


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