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Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs: A frank, up-to-date guide by experts

Jane McAdam Fiona Chong

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New South Wales Univ Pres
01 July 2019
History; Refugees & political asylum; Asylum law
Everyone has the right to seek asylum under international law. However, successive governments in Australia have declared the need to 'stop the boats' whatever the cost, be it human, economic, moral or legal.

In this new book, Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong find that Australia's policies towards refugees have hardened since their bestsellingRefugees: Why seeking asylum is legal and Australia's policies are notwas published in 2014. Now,Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs provides a wholly updated account of Australian refugee law and policy.

Bringing facts to bear on a highly politicised debate, McAdam and Chong explain why Australia falls short of its own international commitments when it comes to policies on offshore processing, detention and boat turnbacks, among others. This up-to-date account of Australia's refugee laws and policies could not come at a more crucial time and is compelling reading for anyone seeking to understand the human impacts of Australia's practices.

'This book should be read by all Australians concerned about the inhumanity demonstrated by successive federal governments when dealing with refugees seeking our protection.' - Ian McPhee AO
By:   Jane McAdam, Fiona Chong
Imprint:   New South Wales Univ Pres
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 135mm, 
ISBN:   9781742236520
ISBN 10:   1742236529
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 July 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor and Director of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW. She has served as an expert adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Fiona Chong is a lawyer and was recently a Human Rights Fellow in the Master of Laws program at Columbia University.

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