The Bali Process and refugee protection in Southeast Asia

PhD candidate Carly Gordyn writes on the Bali Process and refugee protection in Southeast Asia.

Fulbright scholar to tackle criminal deportation in the Pacific

Henrietta McNeill believes language is the key to unlocking the barriers faced by people in the Pacific who have been criminally deported.

Pancasila and Pragmatism: Protection or Pencitraan for Refugees in Indonesia?

Carly Gordyn, ‘Pancasila and Pragmatism: Protection or Pencitraan for Refugees in Indonesia?’ Journal of Southeast Asian Human Rights, 2(2) 2018: 336-57.

Which Frames Change Minds and Actions? Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Australia

Australia is currently the only country in the world that requires offshore processing and mandatory detention of asylum seekers who arrive without a visa. The UN and various human rights NGOs have criticised Operation Sovereign Borders and related policies furiously, and a recent investigation suggests that detention facility officers may be liable for crimes against humanity under the International Criminal Court. Nonetheless, the policy enjoys bipartisan backing, and is broadly supported by the Australian public.

An unfolding humanitarian emergency

The closure of the immigration detention facility on Manus Island has left hundreds of people without basic shelter needs, writes Dr Alister Wedderburn

Assessing Indonesia's new decree on refugees

Does President Jokowi’s decree on the handling of refugees protect refugees? Carly Gordyn looks at the promises and pitfalls of the first-of-its-kind policy

The Nauru files provide the evidence. Malcolm Turnbull can never plead ignorance

The Nauru files paint a searing picture of the collapse of basic humanity in the detention centre. History is unlikely to be kind to those who endorsed it

Australia has a duty of care to refugees

The case of an asylum seeker who was allegedly raped at a detention centre in Nauru has again shown that Australia has a duty of care - and must act on it, writes Carly Gordyn.


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