Refugees | Law


Professor Jane McAdam

Video 1: The refugee convention

What is the Refugee Convention and what are Australia’s obligations under that treaty?

Video 2: Refugee rights & protections

What do the terms ‘refugee’ and ‘asylum seeker’ mean? What rights do refugees and asylum seekers have?

Video 3: Asylum seekers in Australia – facts & myths

In Australia, the notion that asylum seekers are ‘queue jumpers’ is common. Is there a queue, and why do people come to Australia by boat?

Video 4: Australian refugee policies

In recent times Australia has introduced a range of refugee policies focussed on stopping the arrival of refugees by boat. What are these policies and are they lawful?

Professor Jane McAdam

About Professor Jane McAdam

Professor Jane McAdam is a Scientia Professor of Law and the Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW. She holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, and is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC and a Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre.

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