Refugees: Why seeking asylum is legal and Australia's policies are not
By Jane McAdam, By Fiona Chong
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If you listen to some politicians and voices in the media, you might well believe that asylum seekers are 'illegal'. You might think that they should wait their turn in the
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Refugees: Why seeking asylum is legal and Australia's policies are not
1 September 2014
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Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor of Law and director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). She holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, and is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, as well as a research associate at the University of Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre. She has published many books and articles on international refugee law and forced migration and is joint editor in chief of the International Journal of Refugee Law. Fiona Chong is a recent law graduate of UNSW. She was the research associate to Professor Jane McAdam, undertaking research on international refugee law, complementary protection, and climate change-related displacement.