asylum seekers

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Warnings from almost 40 years ago about the perils of detaining asylum seekers have proved prescient, writes Claire Higgins.

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The Kaldor Centre's Claire Higgins has gone behind the scenes to take readers into key decision-making moments that shaped Australia's refugee policy.

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Immigration Minister Peter Dutton should learn to live with lawyers who help in matters of life and death, writes Claire Higgins.

Human Rights

Concerns have been raised about whether Australia adequately protects human rights given multiple reports of abuses, including mistreatment of juvenile detainees, write George Williams and Daniel Reynolds.

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The Immigration Minister's reference to 'fake refugees' stands in stark contrast to the principles for Australia’s refugee policy presented to parliament 40 years ago this week, writes Claire Higgins. 

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Boat turnbacks show the growing chasm between EU and Australian policies and international law, and they illustrate the political success of a highly questionable approach to forced movement, writes Violeta Moreno-Lax.

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The Fifth National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey has recorded a rise of almost 10% in pro bono work performed by large Australian law firms. 

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Europe, refugees and our obsession with borders will be the focus of a free public lecture by Francois Gemenne at UNSW on 15 March.

Mohammad Ali Vaezi

After settling into his UNSW accommodation last week, 20-year-old Afghan asylum seeker Mohammad Ali Vaezi finally has a room that belongs to just him.

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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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