Scientia Professor Jane McAdam

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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 Professors Sarah Kenderdine and Jane McAdam will join U2 front man Bono and politicians including Justin Trudeau and David Cameron at a meeting of the world’s most influential leaders in Switzerland this week.

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For work on the legal issues affecting asylum seekers and research creating a green manufacturing revolution, Scientia Professors Jane McAdam and Veena Sahajwalla have been named among Australia's top 10 Women of Influence.

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The Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law will hold its inaugural conference on Monday 3 November, highlighting the critical need for international cooperation to deal with irregular and forced migration.

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Legal aid is a crucial element of a fair and efficient justice system founded on the rule of law – and in the case of asylum seekers, it may be the difference between life and death, writes Jane McAdam.

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The fate of asylum seekers shouldn't be left in the hands of any one minister whose decisions can't be reviewed –that's why we need complementary protection legislation, writes Jane McAdam.

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The first research centre specialising in international refugee law has been launched at UNSW, with the aim of raising the quality of public policy and debate about asylum seekers and refugees.

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People forced to leave their homes due to climate change and natural disasters don't want to be called refugees; they want to be seen as valued migrants, moving with the respect of the international community, writes Jane McAdam

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Tony Abbott's use of the word "illegal" to describe asylum seekers shines a spotlight on the Opposition's feeble grasp of international law, writes Jane McAdam.