International Association of Refugee Law Judges

News from Australian Parliamentary Library

Publication of the Parliamentary Library, Australia


The Parliamentary Library released a Background Note to present information
(in a simplified format) that may help address some of the popular
misconceptions that surround asylum issues.
It includes information on asylum claims, unauthorised arrivals and irregular migration in Australia
and Europe.
(See attached file: Asylum Seekers and Refugees - What are the Facts)

Australasian Chapter conference papers

Australasian Chapter Regional Conference, held on 12 February 2010 at the University of New South Wales Law School

The Australasian Chapter invited all members of the IARLJ to attend its regional conference on 12 February 2010.  The conference has not only brought together Association members from Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan and South Korea but also provided an invaluable opportunity to maintain the impetus of the Chapter’s Asian outreach programme.  In this way the Chapter intends to fill in the remaining gap in the geographical coverage of the Association in Asia.

If you interested in reading the papers that were presented, click here>

Newsletter from Nigeria

Latest Newsletter from Geoffrey Care, the first President and life member  of the IARLJ, pdf issue May 2010

Appointment Nicholas Blake

Our member Nicholas Blake has been appointed President of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Upper Tribunal in the UK, which is to be established in 2010.
On behalf of the Council, the IARLJ President Sebastiaan de Groot has congratulated Mr Blake with his honourable appointment.

Report on CEAS

A report from John Barnes on the Common European Asylum Systems, which he presented at a workshop in Budapest in October 2009; this commentary about the CEAS is of general interest to IARLJ members also outside Europe.

New publication

A new book entitled Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum 
Adjudication and Proposals for Reform has just been published. This 
book might be of particular interest to IARLJ-members >>>

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