Ensuring refugees are protected in the current national and international climate is the central challenge to be discussed at UNSW’s Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law annual conference this week (Friday 20 November).

The question framing the Kaldor Centre’s 2015 Conference is ‘where can refugees find protection?’ The conference will consider the important issue of regional cooperation for refugee protection, and will provide national, regional and global perspectives on key issues in refugee law.

It will draw on the knowledge of expert speakers, providing an unprecedented opportunity for discussion and interaction to help address this important issue.

Keynote speaker is Ms Erika Feller, Former Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR & Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Melbourne. Ms Feller's talk is titled Regional Cooperation: Can it be made to work?

The conference will debate other critical topics, including:

  • Turning back boats and offshore processing
  • International comparisons, including lessons from Europe, Africa, the Asia-Pacific and Latin America
  • Perspectives on refugee protection from the Asia-Pacific region.

The full program and more information is available at the Kaldor Centre website.

What: Kaldor Centre Annual Conference – Protection elsewhere, but where? National, regional and global perspectives on refugee law

When: 9:00am5:00pm, Friday, 20 November 2015

Where: Law Theatre G04, Ground Floor, Law Building, UNSW Kensington Campus


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