Scientia Professor Jane McAdam

BA (Hons) (Sydney)

LLB (Hons) (Sydney)

DPhil (Oxford)

Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, a Research Associate at Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre, an Associated Senior Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Norway, a Senior Research Associate of the Refugee Law Initiative in London, and was a non-resident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at The Brookings Institution, Washington DC from 2012–16. Professor McAdam will be a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School in fall 2019 and a Global Professor of Law at NYU in fall 2020.

Professor McAdam has a doctorate in law from the University of Oxford, and first class honours degrees in law and history from the University of Sydney. She publishes widely in international refugee law and forced migration, with a particular focus on climate change, disasters and displacement. She has special expertise on cross-border relocations, especially in the Pacific, and a keen interest in the global history of refugee and migration law. Her research has been supported by a number of Australian Research Council grants, including a prestigious Future Fellowship (2012–15). She has published 11 books, over 60 peer-reviewed scholarly articles, and hundreds of other publications, presentations and parliamentary submissions. She is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Refugee Law, the leading journal in the field.

Professor McAdam serves on a number of international committees, including as Co-Rapporteur of the International Law Association’s Committee on International Law and Sea-Level Rise (until 2018); a member of the Advisory Committee of the Platform on Disaster Displacement; and a member of the Advisory Council of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion. She has been an expert advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Organization for Migration, and the World Bank’s Thematic Working Group on Environmental Change and Migration. From 2016–17, she led UNSW's Grand Challenge on Refugees & Migrants.

In 2013, Professor McAdam was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2015, she was honoured as one of Australia’s top 10 Women of Influence, winning the ‘global’ category of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence awards. In 2017, she received the prestigious international Calouste Gulbenkian Prize for Human Rights for her work on refugees and forced migration, becoming the first Australian recipient of the award. She was also one of four finalists for the NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year in 2017.

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Book Chapters

McAdam J, 2018, 'The High Price of Resettlement: the proposed environmental relocation of Nauru to Australia', in Population, Migration and Settlement in Australia and the Asia-Pacific: In Memory of Graeme Hugo, Routledge, https://www.routledge.com/Population-Migration-and-Settlement-in-Australia-and-the-Asia-Pacific/Klocker-Dun/p/book/9781138551282

McAdam J, 2017, 'Swimming against the tide: Why a climate change displacement treaty is not the answer', in Refugees and Rights, pp. 379 - 404, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315244969

McAdam J, 2017, 'An intellectual history of freedom of movement in international law: The right to leave as a personal liberty', in Refugees and Rights, pp. 3 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315244969

McAdam J, 2016, 'Climate Change-Related Displacement of Persons', in Gray KP; Tarasofsky R; Carlarne CP (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law, Oxford University Press, pp. 519 - 542, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/law/9780199684601.001.0001

McAdam J, 2016, 'Forced Migration from Disasters', in World Disasters Report 2016: Resilience: Saving Lives Today, Investing for Tomorrow, pp. 21 - 21

McAdam J, 2014, 'Human Rights and Forced Migration', in Long LI I D K; Sigona LA B F N (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 203 - 214, http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199652433.do

McAdam J, 2014, 'Conceptualizing “crisis migration”: A theoretical perspective', in Humanitarian Crises and Migration: Causes, Consequences and Responses, pp. 28 - 50

McAdam J, 2013, 'Migrating Laws? The "Plagiaristic Dialogue" between Europe and Australia', in Lambert H; McAdam J; Fullerton M (ed.), The Global Reach of European Refugee Law, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 25 - 70, http://assets.cambridge.org/97811070/41752/toc/9781107041752_toc.pdf

McAdam J, 2011, 'Climate Change Displacement and International Law: Complementary Protection Standards', in Legal and Protection Policy Research Series, edn. Original, UNHCR, Geneva, http://www.unhcr.org/4dff16e99.html

McAdam J, 2011, 'Interpretation of the Refugee Convention', in Zimmermann A (ed.), The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol A Commentary, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 75 - 115, http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Politics/InternationalStudies/HumanRights/?view=usa&sf=toc&ci=9780199542512

McAdam J, 2011, 'Refusing 'Refuge' in the Pacific: (De)Constructing Climate-Induced Displacement in International Law', in Piguet E; Pecoud A; de Guchtenieree P (ed.), Migration and Climate Change, edn. Original, Cambridge University Press/ UNESCO, Cambridge, pp. 102 - 137, http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/migration_and_climate_change_a_unesco_publication_on_one_of_the_greatest_challenges_facing_our_time/

McAdam J, 2011, 'Environmental Migration', in Global Migration Governance, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600458.003.0007

McAdam J, 2010, '"Disappearing States", Statelessness and the Boundaries of International Law', in McAdam J (ed.), Climate Change and Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, edn. Original, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 105 - 130, http://www.hartpub.co.uk/books/details.asp?isbn=9781849460385

McAdam J, 2010, 'Introduction', in McAdam J (ed.), Climate Change and Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, edn. Original, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 1 - 8, http://www.hartpub.co.uk/books/details.asp?isbn=9781849460385

McAdam J; Saul B, 2010, 'An insecure climate for human security? Climate-induced displacement and international law', in Human Security and Non-Citizens: Law, Policy and International Affairs, pp. 357 - 403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511808371.011

McAdam J, 2010, 'Individual risk, armed conflict and the standard of proof in complementary protection claims: The European union and Canada compared', in Critical Issues in International Refugee Law: Strategies Toward Interpretative Harmony, pp. 59 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511762864.004

McAdam J, 2008, 'The Refugee Convention as a Rights Blueprint for People in Need of International Protection', in McAdam J (ed.), Forced Migration, Human Rights and Security, edn. Original, Hart Publishing, Portland, Oregon, pp. 263 - 282

McAdam J, 2008, 'Overstayers', in Cane P; Conaghan J (ed.), The New Oxford Companion to Law, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 857 - 858

McAdam J, 2008, 'Visas', in Cane P; Conaghan J (ed.), The New Oxford Companion to Law, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 1225 - 1226

McAdam J, 2008, 'Humane Rights: The Refugee Convention as a Blueprint for Complementary Protection Status', in McAdam J (ed.), Forced Migration, Human Rights and Security, Bloomsbury Publishing

McAdam J, 2007, 'The Qualification Directive: An Overview', in Zwaan K (ed.), The Qualification Directive: Central Themes, Problem Issues and Implementation in Selected Member States, edn. Original, Wolf Legal Publishers, Nijmegen, pp. 7 - 29

McAdam J; Durieux J, 2006, 'Non Refoulement through Time: The Case for a Derogation Clause to the Refugee Convention in Mass Influx Emergencies', in Bayefsky A (ed.), Refugees and Displaced Persons in Process: Essays in Honour of Joan Fitzpatrick and Arthur Helton, edn. Original, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, pp. 211 - 231

Books

McAdam J; Chong F, 2019, Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs A frank, up-to-date guide by experts, UNSW Press

McAdam J; Chong F, 2014, Refugees: Why Seeking Asylum in Australia is Legal and Australia's Policies are Not, UNSW Press, Australia, https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/facts-about-refugees/

McAdam J, 2012, Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587087.001.0001

Saul B; Sherwood S; McAdam J; Stephens T; Slezak J, 2012, Climate Change and Australia: Warming to the Global Challenge, Original, Federation Press, Australia, http://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781862878723

Lambert H; McAdam J; Fullerton M, 2011, The global reach of European refugee law, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107300743

McAdam J, 2010, Climate Change and Displacement, Bloomsbury Publishing

McAdam JA, (ed.), 2010, Climate Change and Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Original, Hart Publishing, Oxford

McAdam J, 2008, Forced Migration, Human Rights and Security, Bloomsbury Publishing

McAdam JA, (ed.), 2008, Forced Migration, Human Rights and Security, Original, Hart Publishing, Portland, Oregon

McAdam J, 2007, Complementary Protection in International Refugee Law, Original, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Goodwin-Gill GS; McAdam J, 2007, The Refugee in International Law, 3rd, Oxford University Press, Oxford

McAdam J, (ed.), 1995, Displaced Worlds: Experience and History in Modern Europe, University of Sydney

Conference Papers

McAdam J, 2012, 'Conceptualizing Climate Change-Related Movement', in American Society of International Law, Proceedings of the 106th Annual Meeting: Confronting Complexity, American Society of International Law, Proceedings of the 106th Annual Meeting: Confronting Complexity, Washington DC, pp. 433 - 436, presented at American Society of International Law, Proceedings of the 106th Annual Meeting: Confronting Complexity, Washington DC, 28 - 31 March 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.5305/procannmeetasil.106.0433

McAdam J, 2006, 'Human Rights: The Refugee Convention as a Blueprint for Complementary Protection', in Forced Migration And The Advancement Of International Protection, International Association of Refugee Law Judges, Mexico City, Mexico, presented at 7th World Conference of the International Association of Refugee Law Judges, Mexico City, Mexico, 01 November 2006

Conference Presentations

McAdam J, 2017, 'The Future of Disaster-Management and Preparedness in the Asia-Pacific', presented at Association of Pacific Rim Universities CEO Summit, Sydney, 27 - 27 June 2017

McAdam J, 2017, 'Climate Change and Planned Relocation in the Pacific', presented at King & Wood Mallesons/Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, Sydney, 07 - 07 July 2017

McAdam J, 2016, 'The Year in Review', presented at Kaldor Centre Annual Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 18 - 18 November 2016

McAdam J, 2016, 'Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Role of International Law in Disaster-Related Cross-Border Displacement', presented at Lund/Uppsala Migration Law Network and Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund, 03 - 04 May 2016

McAdam J, 2014, 'The Year in Review', presented at Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law Annual Conference, 03 - 03 November 2014

McAdam J, 2014, 'Rethinking the Origins of Persecution in Refugee Law', presented at ANZSIL Conference, Canberra, 03 - 03 July 2014

McAdam J, 2014, 'Disasters and Displacement: Challenges to Policies, Challenges to Laws', presented at The Brookings Institution, Washington DC, 09 - 09 April 2014

McAdam J, 2014, 'The Politics of Protection', presented at Annual conference of the Law Society of Western Australia, Perth, 21 - 21 February 2014

McAdam J, 2006, 'Regionalizing International Refugee Law in the European Union: Democratic Revision or Revisionist Democracy?', presented at Fostering a Scholarly Network: International Law and Democratic Theory (a joint project of the American, Canadian, Japanese, and Australian & NZ Societies for International Law), Wellington, NZ, 01 June 2006

McAdam J, 2006, 'The Refugee Convention as a Lex Specialis for Protection', presented at International Law Association (British Branch) Conference, Lodon, UK, 01 March 2006

McAdam J, 2005, 'Humane Rights: The Refugee Convention as a Blueprint for Complementary Protection Status', presented at Moving On: Forced Migration and Human Rights Conference, Sydney, Australia, 22 November 2005

McAdam J, 2005, '“Complementary” or “Subsidiary” Protection? The Convergence of International Refugee and Human Rights Law', presented at Australian & NZ Society of International Law, Canberra, 01 June 2005

McAdam J, 2005, 'Status Anxiety: Refugees in Legal Limbo', presented at 29th International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Paris, 01 July 2005

McAdam J, 2004, 'Seeking Refuge in Human Rights? — Qualifying for Subsidiary Protection in the European Union', presented at Asylum and Migration, Policy and Practice in the EU Acceding Countries, Prague, 01 June 2004, http://www.forcedmigration.org/pdf/events/prague2004/mcadam-paper.pdf/view

Edited Books

McAdam J; Freestone D; Vidas D, (eds.), 2019, International Law and Sea Level Rise: Report of the International Law Association Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise

McAdam J; Lambert H; Fullerton M, (eds.), 2013, The Global Reach of European Refugee Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

McAdam J, (ed.), 2010, Climate Change and Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Hart Publishing, Oxford

McAdam J, (ed.), 2008, Forced Migration, Human Rights and Security, Hart Publishing, Oxford

McAdam J; & Others, (eds.), 1995, Displaced Worlds: Experience and History in Modern Europe, Sydney Studies in History No 4, University of Sydney

Journal articles

Anderson A; Foster M; Lambert H; McAdam J, 2019, 'IMMINENCE IN REFUGEE AND HUMAN RIGHTS LAW: A MISPLACED NOTION FOR INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION', International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 68, pp. 111 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020589318000398

Burson B; Kälin W; McAdam J; Weerasinghe S, 2018, 'The duty to move people out of harm's way in the context of climate change and disasters', Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 37, pp. 379 - 407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rsq/hdy015

McAdam J, 2018, 'The Guiding Principles on internal displacement: 20 years on', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 30, pp. 187 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijrl/eey024

Dowd R; Hunter J; Liddell B; McAdam J; Nickerson A; Bryant R, 2018, 'Filling gaps and verifying facts: Assumptions and credibility assessment in the Australian Refugee Review Tribunal', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 30, pp. 71 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijrl/eey017

McAdam J; Dowd R, 2017, 'International Cooperation and Responsibility-Sharing to Combat Climate Change: Lessons for International Refugee Law', Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 18, pp. 180 - 218

Foster M; McAdam J; Wadley D, 2017, 'Part one: The protection of stateless persons in Australian law - The rationale for a statelessness determination procedure', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 40, pp. 401 - 455

Foster M; McAdam J; Wadley D, 2017, 'Part two: The prevention and reduction of statelessness in Australia - An ongoing challenge', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 40, pp. 456 - 505

McAdam J, 2017, 'The enduring relevance of the 1951 refugee convention', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 29, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijrl/eex017

Dowd R; McAdam J, 2017, 'International cooperation and responsibility-sharing to protect refugees: What, why and how?', International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 66, pp. 863 - 892, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020589317000343

McAdam J, 2017, 'The High Price of Resettlement: the proposed environmental relocation of Nauru to Australia', Australian Geographer, vol. 48, pp. 7 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2016.1202376

McAdam J, 2017, 'Self-determination and Self-governance for Communities Relocated across International Borders: The Quest for Banaban Independence', International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, vol. 24, pp. 428 - 466, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15718115-02404001

McAdam J, 2016, 'Editorial', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 28, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijrl/eew018

McAdam J, 2016, 'Building International Approaches to Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement', Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, vol. 33, pp. 1 - 14

McAdam J, 2016, 'From the Nansen Initiative to the Platform on Disaster Displacement: Shaping International Approaches to Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 39, pp. 1518 - 1546

McAdam J; Foster M; Wadley D, 2016, 'The Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness in Australia: An On-Going Challenge', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 40

McAdam J; Foster M; Wadley D, 2016, 'The Protection of Stateless Persons in Australian Law: The Rationale for a Statelessness Status Determination Procedure', Melbourne University Law Review

McAdam J, 2016, 'Guy S Goodwin-Gill: The International Refugee Law Scholar', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 28, pp. 552 - 563, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijrl/eew036

McAdam J, 2016, '"Under Two Jurisdictions": Immigration, Citizenship, and Self-Governance in Cross-Border Community Relocations', Law and History Review, vol. 34, pp. 281 - 333, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0738248016000055

McAdam J; Vidas D; Freestone D, 2015, 'International Law and Sea Level Rise: The New ILA Committee', ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol. 21, pp. 397 - 408, file:///D:/Users/z2127562/Downloads/21ILSAJIntlCompL397.pdf

McAdam J, 2015, 'Lessons from planned relocation and resettlement in the past', Forced Migration Review, vol. 49, pp. 30 - 32

McAdam J; Chia J; Purcell K, 2015, 'Asylum in Australia: ‘Operation Sovereign Borders’ and International Law', Australian Year Book of International Law, vol. 32, pp. 33 - 64

McAdam J; Ferris E, 2015, 'Planned Relocations in the Context of ClimateChange: Unpacking the Legal and Conceptual Issues', Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol. 4, pp. 137 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.7574/cjicl.04.01.137

McAdam J, 2015, 'The emerging New Zealand jurisprudence on climate change, disasters and displacement', Migration Studies, vol. 3, pp. 131 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/migration/mnu055

McAdam J, 2015, 'Relocation and resettlement from colonisation to climate change: the perennial solution to 'danger zones'', London Review of International Law, vol. 3, pp. 93 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lril/lru015

Bashford A; McAdam J, 2014, 'The right to asylum: Britain's 1905 aliens act and the evolution of refugee law', Law and History Review, vol. 32, pp. 309 - 350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0738248014000029

McAdam J; Chong F, 2014, 'Complementary Protection in Australia Two Years On: A Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence', Federal Law Review, vol. 42, pp. 441 - 483

McAdam J, 2014, 'Historical Cross-Border Relocations in the Pacific: Lessons for Planned Relocations in the Context of Climate Change', The Journal of Pacific History, vol. 49, pp. 301 - 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00223344.2014.953317

McAdam J, 2014, 'Rethinking the Origins of 'Persecution' in Refugee Law', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 25, pp. 667 - 692, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijrl/eet048

McAdam J, 2013, 'The Concept of Crisis Migration', Forced Migration Review, vol. 45, pp. 10 - 12

McAdam J, 2013, 'The problem of ‘crisis migration’', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 19, pp. 7 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323-238X.2013.11882132

Mcadam J, 2013, 'Australia and asylum seekers', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 25, pp. 435 - 448, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijrl/eet044

McAdam J, 2013, 'Creating new norms on climate change, natural disasters and displacement: International developments 2010-2013', Refuge, vol. 29, pp. 11 - 26

McAdam J, 2012, 'From Humanitarian Discretion to Complementary Protection: Reflections on the Emergence of Human Rights-Based Refugee Protection in Australia', Australian International Law Journal, vol. 18, pp. 53 - 76, http://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=20122534;res=AGISPT

Wood T; McAdam J, 2012, 'III. Australian asylum policy all at sea: An analysis of plaintiff M70/2011 v minister for immigration and citizenship and the Australia-Malaysia arrangement', International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 61, pp. 274 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020589311000662

McAdam J, 2011, 'The Right to Leave Any Country: An Intellectual History of Freedom of Movement in International Law', Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 12, pp. 27 - 56, http://go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?sgHitCountType=None&sort=DA-SORT&inPS=true&prodId=LT&userGroupName=unsw&tabID=T002&searchId=R1&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&contentSegment=&searchType=AdvancedSear

McAdam J, 2011, 'Australian Complementary Protection: A Step-by-Step Approach', Sydney Law Review, vol. 33, pp. 687 - 734, http://sydney.edu.au/law/slr/slr_33/slr33_4/SLRv33no4McAdam.pdf

McAdam J, 2011, 'Swimming against the tide: Why a climate change displacement treaty is not the answer', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 23, pp. 2 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijrl/eeq045

McAdam J, 2010, 'Missing the Boat on a Regional Solution', Human Rights Defender, vol. 9, pp. 2 - 4

McAdam J; Saul B, 2010, 'Displacement with Dignity: Climate Change, Migration and Security in Bangladesh', German Yearbook of International Law, vol. 53, pp. 233 - 287

McAdam J, 2009, 'Status Anxiety: The New Zealand Immigration Bill and the Rights of Non-Convention Refugees', New Zealand Law Review, vol. 2009, pp. 239 - 256

McAdam J, 2009, 'From Economic Refugees to Climate Refugees?', Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 10, pp. 579 - 595

McAdam J, 2008, 'Refugee Protection in the Howard Years', Australian Yearbook on International Law, vol. 27, pp. 87 - 114

McAdam J, 2008, 'Climate-Induced Displacement and the Challenges for Protection: A case study from the pacific', Forced Migration Review, vol. 31, pp. 51 - 52

Mcadam J, 2008, 'Introduction: Asylum and the universal declaration of human rights', Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 27, pp. 3 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rsq/hdn041

McAdam J, 2007, 'Book Review: International Migration Law: Developing Paradigms and Key Challenges', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 19, pp. 776 - 778

McAdam J, 2007, 'Regionalising International Refuge Law in the European Union: Democratic Revision or Revisionist Democracy?', Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, vol. 38, pp. 255 - 280

McAdam J, 2007, 'Book Review: European Asylum Law and International Law, by H Battjes', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 19, pp. 593 - 594

McAdam J, 2006, 'Complementary protection: A Comparative Perspective', Human Rights Defender, vol. 15, pp. 13 - 14

McAdam J, 2006, 'The Refugee Convention as a Rights Blueprint for Persons in Need of International Protection Status', New Issues in Refugee Research, vol. 125, pp. 1 - 18

McAdam J, 2006, 'Seeking Asylum under the Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Case for Complementary Protection', International Journal of Children`s Rights, vol. 14, pp. 251 - 274

McAdam J, 2005, 'Complementary Protection and Beyond: How States Deal With Human Rights Protection', New Issues in Refugee Research, vol. 118, pp. 1 - 18

McAdam J, 2005, 'The European Union Qualification Directive: The Creation of a Subsidiary Protection Regime', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 17, pp. 461 - 516

McAdam J; Durieux J, 2004, 'Non-Refoulement through Time: The Case for a Derogation Clause to the Refugee Convention', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 16, pp. 4 - 24

McAdam JA, 2004, 'Alternative Asylum Mechanisms: The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment', International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, vol. 27, pp. 627 - 643

McAdam J, 2003, 'Asylum seekers: Australia and Europe - worlds apart', Alternative Law Journal, vol. 28, pp. 193 - 195

McAdam J, 2002, 'The European Union Proposal on Subsidiary Protection: An Analysis and Assessment', New Issues in Refugee Research, vol. 74, pp. 1 - 25

McAdam J, 1997, 'Creating an Identity: The Beginnings of Mosman and Australian Local History', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 83, pp. 153 - 153

Media

McLaren M; McAdam J; Luetz JM, 2015, Climate Refugees: The Communities Displaced by Global Warming; 4:24 mins., the guardian, Maldives/Sydney, http://gu.com/p/4ba7t/sbl

McAdam J, 2013, Caught between Homelands

McAdam J; Loughry M, 2009, We Aren’t Refugees, http://inside.org.au/we-arent-refugees/

Other

McAdam J, 2016, GSGG: The International Refugee Law Scholar, All Souls College, Oxford

McAdam J, 2016, Relocation and Resettlement from Colonization to Climate Change: The Perennial Solution to "Danger Zones", UNHCR Headquarters, Geneva

McAdam J; Saul B; Foster M; Gleeson M, 2016, Submission No 1 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 [Provisions], https://www.kaldorcentre.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/Migration%20Legislation%20Amendment%20(Regional%20Processing%20Cohort)%20Bill%202016%20Provisions_Submission_Final%20SENT.pdf

McAdam J, 2015, Historical Cross-Border Relocations in the Pacific: Lessons for Planned Relocations in the context of Climate Change, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

McAdam J; Barnett J, 2015, Climate Change Migration: Prospects and Policy, ANU Climate Change Institute, Canberra

McAdam J; Foster M; Gleeson M, 2015, Submission No 4 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2015, https://www.kaldorcentre.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/Submission04%20Legal%20and%20Constitutional%20Affairs%20Migration%20Amend%20Complementary%20Bill.pdf

McAdam J, 2014, Side event at the UN Human Rights Council on human rights implications of disaster-induced cross-border displacement

McAdam J, 2014, Climate Change and Forced Migration: The Legal and Policy Challenges, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

McAdam J; Foster M; Chia J; Gleeson M; Purcell K; Wadley D, 2014, Submission No 15 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2, https://www.kaldorcentre.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/Final%20legacy%20caseload%20sub%2031%2010%2014%20SENT.pdf

McAdam J, 2011, Climate Change Displacement and International Law: Complementary Protection Standards

Farbenblum B; McAdam J, 2010, Submission 23 to Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Inquiry into the Anti-People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2010, Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Reports

Aguila Y; Vinuales JE; McAdam J, 2019, A Global Pact for the Environment: Legal Foundations, Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, 2019-1

McAdam J; Vidas D; Freestone D, 2018, International Law and Sea Level Rise, https://ila.vettoreweb.com/Storage/Download.aspx?DbStorageId=11613&StorageFileGuid=ad6266c3-43c5-49d0-88b6-1ed11e59e772

Goodwin-Gill GS; McAdam J, 2017, UNHCR and Climate Change, Disasters, and Displacement, UNHCR

McAdam J; Burson B; Kaelin W; Weerasinghe S, 2016, International Law and Sea-Level Rise: Forced Migration and Human Rights, Fridtjof Nansen Institute and Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, FNI Report 1/2016, http://www.kaldorcentre.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/FNI-R0116.pdf

McAdam J; Foster M; Gleeson M, 2015, Submission No 4 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry on the Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2015

McAdam J; Voon F, 2015, Submission No 1 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry into the Migration and Maritime Powers Amendment Bill (No 1) 2015

McAdam J; Voon F, 2015, Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry on Traditional Rights and Freedoms (interim report)

McAdam J; Duxson S, 2015, Submission No 3 to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the Payment of Cash or Other Inducements by the Commonwealth of Australia in exchange for the Turn Back of Asy

McAdam J, 2015, Submission to the World Humanitarian Summit Regional Consultation for the Pacific

McAdam J; Limon M, 2015, Human Rights, Climate Change and Cross-Border Displacement: The Role of the International Human Rights Community in Contributing to Effective and Just Solutions

McAdam J, 2015, Extraterritorial Processing in Europe: Is 'Regional Protection' the Answer, and If Not, What Is?

Mcadam J; Appleby G; Higgins C, 2015, Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2015 (Cth)

McAdam J; Chia J, 2014, Submission No 9 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the Incident at the Manus Island Detention Centre from 16 to 18 February 2014 (2 May 2014), Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Inquiry

McAdam J; Chia J; Purcell K, 2014, Submission No 1 to the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into the Breach of Indonesian Territorial Waters, Australia

McAdam J; Chia J, 2014, Submission No 6 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee on the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 (Cth), Australia

McAdam J; Foster M; Wadley D, 2014, Submission 5 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee on the Migration Amendment (Protecting Babies Born in Australia) Bill 2014 (Cth) (29 August 2014), Australia

McAdam J, 2014, Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee on the Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014, Australia

McAdam J, 2014, Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee on the Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 (31 October, Australia

McAdam J, 2013, Submission No 6 to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights on Migration Legislation (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Act 2012 and Related Bills and Instruments (11 January 2013), Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights on Migration Legislation (Regional Processing and Othe

McAdam J, 2013, Submission No 4 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Regaining Control over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Bill 2013 (written on behalf o, Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Regaining Co

McAdam J, 2013, Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights on Complementary Protection 6 December 2013), Australia

McAdam J; Chong F, 2013, Complementary Protection in Australia: A Review of the Jurisprudence (6 December 2013), Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

McAdam J; Albert M, 2012, Refugee Review Tribunal Complementary Protection Training Manual (January 2012), Refugee Review Tribunal Australian Government

McAdam J; Grewcock M; Williams G, 2012, Submission No 1 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Migration Amendment (Removal of Mandatory Minimum Penalties) Bill 2012 (February 2012), Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Migration Amendment (Removal of Mandatory M

McAdam J, 2012, Submission by 17 refugee law academics to the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers (July 2012), Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers

McAdam J, 2012, Submission No 11 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012 (14 December 2012), Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime

McAdam J, 2011, Submission 25 to Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on Australia's Arrangement with Malaysia in relation to Asylum Seekers, Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee, Submission on Australia's Arrangement with Malaysia in relation to Asylum Seekers, 25, http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/legcon_ctte/malaysia_agreement/submissions.htm

McAdam J; Weeks G; Chong F; Noda A, 2011, Submission 21 to Joint Select Committee on Australia's Immigration Detention Network, Parliamentary Joint Committee on Australia's Immigration Detention Network, Canberra, 21, http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/immigration_detention_ctte/immigration_detention/submissions.htm

McAdam J, 2011, Submission No 6 to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test and Other Provisions) Bill 2011, Submission No 6 to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test and Other Provisions) Bill 2011, 6, http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/legcon_ctte/migration_strengthening/submissions.htm

McAdam J, 2009, Submission to Australia 2020 summit on 'Population, Sustainability, Climate Change and Water' (on behalf of the UNSW Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law), Australia

McAdam J; Saul B, 2009, Submission to the National Human Rights Consultation on behalf of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (June 2009)

McAdam J; Garcia T, 2009, Submission to the National Human Rights Consultation on refugees and asylum seekers

McAdam J, 2009, Submission No 21 to Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs' Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection) Bill 2009, Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Complementar

McAdam J, 2008, Submission to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into the Economic and Security Challenges Facing Papua New Guinea and the Island States of the Southwest Pacific, Australia

McAdam J, 2008, Submission to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into the Economic and Security Challenges Facing Papua New Guinea and the Island States of the Southwest Pacific (July 2008), Australia

McAdam J, 2007, Climate-Induced Displacement, UNHCR Executive Committee Meeting in Geneva, Climate-Induced Displacement

McAdam J, 2006, Submission no 64 to Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee Inquiry into the Privisions of the Migration Amendment (DesignAted Unauthorised Arrivals) Bill 2006 (May 2006), Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee, Submission no 64 to Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee Inquiry into the Privisions of the Migration Amendment (DesignAted Unauthorised Arrivals) Bill 2006 (May 2006)

2015 - honoured as one of Australia’s top 10 Women of Influence  

2015 - winner of the ‘global’ category of the 100 Women of Influence awards

2017 - winner of the prestigious international Calouste Gulbenkian Prize for Human Rights

2017 - finalist, NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year

  • Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, ‘The Concept of “Imminence” in the International Protection of Refugees’ (2016–18, DP160100079, with CIs Foster and Lambert)
  • Research Council of Norway, ‘Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise in the Anthropocene: Challenges for International Law in the 21st Century’ (2014–18, with collaborators from the UK, US and Norway)
  • Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, ‘Moving with Dignity: A Human Rights Approach to Slow-Onset Climate Change-Related Displacement and Relocation in the Pacific’ (2011–15, FT110100721)
  • Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, ‘Weathering Uncertainty: Climate Change “Refugees” and International Law’ (2009–11, DP0985793)
  • Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, ‘Immigration Restriction and the Racial State, c. 1880 to the Present’ (2009–12, DP0984518, with CI Bashford and PI Amrith)
  • Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council International Opportunities Fund, ‘War Crimes and Refugee Status: The Application and Interpretation of International Humanitarian and International Criminal Law to the Adjudication of Refugee Status in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand’ (2009, with collaborators from the UK, US and Canada)

Refugees; refugee law; human rights; international law; treaties; disaster displacement; climate change-related displacement; climate change 'refugees'; migration law; Kiribati; Tuvalu; Pacific migration.

Recent

Activities

10 Aug 2017
Andrew Kaldor AM speaks at Scientia Circle Event Protecting Refugees
Few topics divide the Australian voting public as sharply as immigration. Some people are inclined to ‘stop the boats’, others to ‘close the camps’, however, finding solutions to the complex problem of displacement will require more than three-word slogans. As the world faces the largest number of displaced people since the Second World War, there has never been a more important time for informed and evidence-based discussion on refugee issues.
21 Jul 2017
Professor Jane McAdam awarded prestigious international human rights prize
The Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW, Scientia Professor Jane McAdam, is the first Australian to be awarded the prestigious Calouste Gulbenkian Prize.
07 Jun 2017
Seven reasons the UN Refugee Convention should not include 'climate refugees'
OPINION: Professor Jane McAdam, The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 June 2017.
29 Nov 2018
UNSW Law professor elected to the Academy of Social Sciences
Scientia Professor Rosemary Rayfuse has been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of her exemplary achievements.
Opinion|Research|02 May 2019
Climate Change and Displacement
Every second, someone is displaced as a result of a disaster or the impact of climate change.
Opinion|Research|17 Jun 2019
Less emotion, more evidence: Gonski says Kaldor Centre Principles change refugee debate
UNSW Chancellor David Gonski launched the evidence-based Kaldor Centre Principles for Australian Refugee Policy in Sydney last night.
Opinion|Research|26 Jun 2019
Secrecy over Paladin's $423m contract highlights our broken refugee system
A refugee policy built on deflecting the issue, rather than confronting it, is not sustainable. We cannot continue to 'contract out' our international obligations.
Achievement|Opinion|04 Jul 2019
Kerryn Phelps says new book a counter-attack in the war on truth
Attempts to repeal the medevac law show why Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs from UNSW’s Professor Jane McAdam and alumna Fiona Chong is a must-read, says the former Wentworth MP.