Kaldor Centre report: ‘Where to from here’ for regional refugee protection?

With global displacement at record levels, a real public debate on refugee protection is sorely needed. Motivated to explore concrete, principled strategies for refugee policy and practices in Australia and the wider region, the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law convened a two-day Expert Roundtable at the University of New South Wales.
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Visitors’ access to people in detention

In recent months, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has increasingly heard from these visitors that security conditions in immigration detention facilities are being ratcheted up and it is now more difficult to visit people in immigration detention. Correspondingly, people in immigration detention are increasingly isolated from the wider community, negatively impacting their mental and physical wellbeing. As a result, we have started a national study to explore those concerns further. The focus of this research is on access to people in onshore immigration detention facilities.
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