The Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney is the world's leading research centre dedicated to the study of international refugee law. Founded in October 2013, the Kaldor Centre undertakes rigorous research on the most pressing displacement issues in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and around the world, and contributes to public policy by promoting legal, sustainable and humane solutions to forced migration. Through outstanding research and engagement, the Kaldor Centre has become recognised as an intellectual powerhouse with global impact.
More than 68 million people worldwide are displaced from their homes – the highest number since the Second World War. As world leaders grapple with this complex challenge, there has never been a more important time for innovative and rigorous thinking to promote durable solutions to displacement. The Kaldor Centre’s non-partisan, evidence-based research, analysis and engagement bring a crucial, independent dimension to the debate.
The Kaldor Centre’s expertise is regularly sought out by the United Nations and other international organisations, policymakers, academics, lawyers, media, civil society and the private sector. From its principled, human-rights-based perspective, the Kaldor Centre informs public policy and opinion not only through its cutting-edge scholarship but also via public events, policy briefs, consultations, parliamentary submissions, award-winning popular books and a strong media profile. The Kaldor Centre provides a crucial bridge between scholarship, policy and practice.
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