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Refugee flows are global, and there are international institutions, laws and norms that apply to refugees and people seeking protection.

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Breaking news: Australia ratifies OPCAT

In a significant turn of events, the Australian government announced this week that it will ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading…

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International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental organisation which aims to facilitate “dignified, orderly and safe migration for the benefit of all.” Set up in 1951, the IOM now has 9,500 staff working across 450 offices, with 401 offices and 165 member states globally. It has five main roles.
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United Nations summit on refugees and migrants

The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants was held in New York on 19 September 2016. More than 150 government and non-government representatives gathered to adopt a framework to address the large-scale displacement and movement of people across the globe.
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Raising Concerns About Australian Refugee Policy To UNHCR

Raising concerns about Australian refugee policy to UNHCR

A core part of the work of the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is raising concerns about Australian refugee policy. On 21 June 2016, we talked to UNHCR’s Division of International Protection about these issues as part of their consultations with NGOs in Geneva.
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