New Frontiers of Refugee Law in a Closed World
17-20 November 2020
A virus has laid bare our interconnectedness – for better or worse. While we have seen acts of solidarity and compassion around the world, we have also seen borders slam shut and reasoned debate give way to fear and rage. Under the cover of COVID-19, laws and norms have started to shift away from long-held principles. UNSW’s Kaldor Centre Conference 2020 brings together leading thinkers from around the world with diverse perspectives to explore what the post-pandemic world will look like for refugees and other forced migrants.
Setting the agenda
Over several days, we will explore the big issues facing the refugee protection regime over the next decade. Our ambitious, agenda-setting program will unpack where we stand in light of COVID-19, where we are going, and what can be done to promote refugee protection in the face of emerging challenges.
Harnessing the opportunities of going online, we will welcome speakers and delegates from across the globe.
Sessions are designed to be accessible around the world - with live sessions scheduled for easy viewing in multiple timezones, and quick playback options for those who can’t join in real time.
Not just talk
This will be more than just a series of talks. Breakout sessions and discussion boards will promote engagement and exchange amongst delegates across the world. For those who wish to connect, there will be the opportunity to create profiles and chat one-on-one or in groups on topics of shared interest.
Learn. Share. Connect.
Explore the program
The Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney is the world's first research centre dedicated to the study of international refugee law. The Centre was founded in 2013 to undertake rigorous research on the most pressing issues in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the world, and to contribute to public policy promoting legal, sustainable and humane solutions to forced migration.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we live and work,
and pay our respects to their elders – past, present and emerging.
The Kaldor Centre would like to thank the following conference sponsors for their generous support
To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law
Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
CRICOS Provider Code 00098G
Image credit: © UNHCR/Diego Ibarra Sánchez