Date(s) - 17/04/2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Glover Cottages
You are invited to this special discussion
with UNSW’s Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, Macquarie University Law School,
and the Australian Institute for International Affairs NSW
As global displacement reaches its highest recorded levels, many governments around the world are seeking not to welcome but to deter asylum seekers. Policies such as detention, extraterritorial processing and turning back boats seem to be spreading globally, changing to suit their new environment and often becoming more virulent. But are they new? And how do these policies spread?
This special panel discussion examines how scattered policymakers transfer asylum policies. AIIA National Executive Director Melissa Conley Tyler; Dr Daniel Ghezelbash (Macquarie University), author of Refuge Lost: Asylum Law in an Interdependent World; and eminent legal scholar Guy Goodwin-Gill (Acting Director, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law) will analyse how these policies play out in Australia, the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific. Moderated by Whitlam Institute Director Leanne Smith, this panel considers whether what is really under threat are our international institutions and principles of human rights.