Welcome to the Kaldor Centre

Join us to make positive changes for refugees around the world.

Thirty-seven-year-old Syrian refugee Mouhamad plays with his three-year-old daughter Yasmine Al Sham on the rooftop of their house in Barja, Lebanon. ; Wafaa Ahmad Hachem, 32, her husband Mouhamad Al Dali Al Masri, 37, their son Bakr, 13, and daughters, Layan, 10, Ghofran, 8, and Yasmine Al Sham, 3, come from the village of Gdaidet al Turkman in east Ghouta, just outside the Syrian capital Damascus. They fled to Lebanon in 2014, and are awaiting resettlement to Norway. The COVID-19 pandemic has suspended international resettlement for refugees worldwide, dividing some families and stranding them thousands of miles apart. UNHCR is concerned that international travel could increase the exposure of refugees to the virus. As resettlement remains a life-saving tool for many refugees, UNHCR is appealing to States to ensure that movements can continue for the most critical emergency cases wherever possible.
The Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney is the world's leading research centre dedicated to the study of international refugee law.
The Kaldor Centre undertakes rigorous research on the most pressing displacement issues in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and around the world. We contribute to public policy by promoting legal, sustainable and humane solutions to forced migration. Through outstanding research and engagement, the Kaldor Centre has become recognised as an intellectual powerhouse with global impact.
  • Research

    We answer the big questions to generate lawful, sustainable and humane solutions to displacement

  • Engage

    We provide a voice of reason informing public policy debates on refugee law and forced migration

  • Connect

    We resource and collaborate with others in the field to develop rights-based solutions.

The Kaldor Centre's contribution to the shaping of law and policy is absolutely critical.
Thomas Albrecht
Regional Representative, UN High Commissioner for Refugees