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Scientia Professor Jane McAdam and Madeline Gleeson from the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law made a joint submission with Professor Michelle Foster, Director of the International Refugee Law Research Programme at the Institute for International Law and the Humanities, University of Melbourne to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee into the Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2015.

The submission focuses on five points:

  • the requirement that a real risk of significant harm relates to all areas of the country (proposed s 5LAA(1)(a));
  • the requirement that a real risk of significant harm is faced by the person personally (proposed s 5lAA(1)(b) and (2));
  • modification of behaviour to avoid a real risk of significant harm (proposed s5LAA(5));
  • protection by non-State actors (proposed s 5lAA(4) and current s 5LA);
  • ineligibility for grant of protection visa (proposed s 36(2C)).

Read the full submission.


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