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Celebrate a classic with us at two events to launch the fourth edition of 'The Refugee in International Law'

9 November 2021
3.44pm – 3.44pm AEDT
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On 9 November, as the book is published in the United States, Guy S Goodwin-Gill and Emma Dunlop will focus on the practice of refugee law today, in a discussion with Arif Hussein of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS). 

How is refugee status determined around the world amid changing social pressures? What are the trends in protection in different jurisdictions? What legal questions arise when restrictive policies mean that access to asylum is blocked, rights are curtailed, and people cannot access fair status determination procedures?

About the authors and speakers

Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill is widely recognised as having established the field of international refugee law with the first edition of The Refugee in International Law in 1983. Now at the Kaldor Centre, he is Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. His distinguished career has encompassed not only a pioneering contribution to the academy, but also to practice, through his advocacy in the courts, contributions to parliamentary and international committees, and his engagement with civil society and UNHCR. 

Professor Jane McAdam AO is Director of the Kaldor Centre and co-author of the latest two editions of The Refugee in International Law. She is widely recognised for her outstanding scholarship and as a pioneer in the conceptualisation of legal protection for people displaced in the context of climate change and disasters.  

Emma Dunlop is a contributing author to the fourth edition of The Refugee in International Law. She is a PhD candidate at the Kaldor Centre, and plans to commence practice at the NSW Bar in 2022. She is a university medallist from the University of Sydney, and holds an LLM from New York University and a Master of Studies from the University of Oxford. 

Ben Doherty is a reporter for Guardian Australia. He was previously a foreign correspondent covering Southeast Asia for Guardian Australia, and the South Asia correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He has won three Walkley awards for his foreign affairs and immigration reporting. 

Shukufa Tahiri is a member of the Kaldor Centre’s Advisory Committee. She is Executive Director of the Akademos Society, and formerly served at the Refugee Council of Australia and the National Refugee-led Advisory and Advocacy Group. 

Arif Hussein is a Senior Solicitor at the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS). He has spent over eight years working with refugees and people seeking asylum both in Australia and in Australia’s Regional Processing Centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. He is the recipient of a 2020 Churchill Fellowship. 


On 29 September, Guy S Goodwin-Gill and Jane McAdam reflected on the many issues confronting the global protection regime at this moment, in a conversation with Guardian Australia’s Ben Doherty, chaired by Kaldor Centre Advisory Committee member, Shukufa Tahiri


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