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On this page you can find our reports, policy briefs and other papers on international policy.

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14Dec 18

Protection and Solutions: Examples from Australia

Australia is a highly urbanised nation with the overwhelming majority of refugees and migrants settling in the five largest cities, despite increasing interest in encouraging settlement in smaller communities. Australia currently provides 18,750 places per annum in…

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08Aug 18
Report On Australian Advocacy In Geneva 2018

Report on Australian advocacy in Geneva 2018

Years of advocacy by the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) for greater refugee community representation in international policy discussions culminated in the ground-breaking first-ever Global Summit of Refugees in Geneva. The Summit was the highlight of 10 days of Australian advocacy in Geneva (19-29 June 2018), which included UNHCR’s annual NGO Consultations, global dialogue on refugee resettlement, engagement with the UN Human Rights Council and meetings with senior officials of UNHCR and IOM.
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08Aug 18
Report Of 2018 Annual Tripartite Consultations On Resettlement

Report of 2018 Annual Tripartite Consultations on resettlement

The sharp decrease in the number of resettlement places at the time of greatest need and protecting the core function of resettlement as a protection tool were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2018 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).
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31Jul 18

Engaging with UN human rights procedures: A guide for refugee diaspora communities

It is common for refugee diaspora communities to encounter human rights issues when fleeing their countries of origin, however, it is often difficult for these communities and individuals to bring attention to those human rights issues once they have settled in a new country. This guide has been produced to assist refugee communities and organisations with UN human rights procedures when flagging potential human rights issues.
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07Jul 18
Recent Changes In Australian Refugee Policy

Recent changes in Australian refugee policy

Recent years have seen numerous changes to Australia’s refugee and asylum seeker policies, largely as a political response to an increase in the number of asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat. This document summarises some of the more recent policy changes.
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12Jan 18

Report of 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on resettlement (full report)

The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR). This is the full report from that meeting.
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