Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law

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A new Policy Brief compiled by UNSW's Kaldor Centre on responses to ‘boat migration’ has found that boat turnbacks are unsustainable and do not comply with international law regarding search-and-rescue, refugees and human rights.

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UNSW's Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford are formalising a partnership to strengthen vital new thinking on global refugee policy.

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UNSW Law Professor Jane McAdam is a finalist in the NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year award.

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The Kaldor Centre's Claire Higgins has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to explore how past experiences can help create positive solutions for millions of displaced people.

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Madeline Gleeson's book about the reality of life for asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island is among the winners at the Victorian Premier’s 2017 Literary Awards.

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The remote Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus will be among the first places in the world to see the arrival of 2017. However, for the 1500 refugees and asylum seekers still in detention, there will be little to celebrate.

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Madeline Gleeson's confronting account of life for asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island is a finalist in the Victorian Premier's 2017 Literary Awards.

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Volker Türk, UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, presents the inaugural address on the international protection of refugees.

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The building blocks for effective responses to people on the move already exist – states must simply choose to use them, argues Jane McAdam.

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The pledges made by Australia at yesterday's refugee summit in New York are welcome, but fall far short of what is required to make any significant difference to global protection needs, writes Jane McAdam.

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