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Why do we still have refugee camps?

‘Why do we still have refugee camps?’ is the latest post on…

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Impact of the securitization of migration on humanitarian aid

The Global Cities and Illegality project found that illegalization of asylum seekers…

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New resource! Database of asylum seeker research

We are very excited to announce that one of our most valuable…

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Environmental migration – under-researched and under-estimated

The importance of environmental migration is under-estimated in relevant policy and law….

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Going after people smugglers criminalises refugees

Most people who are people smuggling are migrants themselves, and see themselves…

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Is Australia’s decision to turn away boat refugees the right decision?

Research shows that making it harder for people to cross borders leads…

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Interviews with Tibetan migrants and refugees exiled in India and Nepal to start soon

Fieldwork for the Criminalization of Tibetan women and nuns in Asia’s borderlands…

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Malta’s push backs are against international human rights law

Dr Alison Gerard (a researcher at The Border Crossing Observatory) recently took a…

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Conference reinvigorating social justice and crime debate

Researchers from a variety of disciplines from Australia and overseas are currently…

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Applications open for BOb Research Internships – July 2013

Applications are now open for Research Internships at The Border Crossing Observatory…

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The reality of life in Australia as a Korean sex worker

Korean sex workers in Australia are often presented in the public and…

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Australia’s offshore detention puts women & children at risk

Australia’s use of an offshore detention centre at Manus Island in Papua…

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BOb to interview women and border agents on the US-Mexico border

The Border Policing: Gender, Human Rights & Security project is in the…

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Addressing structural violence against sex workers

At times the policy and funding environment’s attempts to address structural violence…

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Why we need to talk about Tibet

Bodean Hedwards (a researcher at The Border Crossing Observatory) recently took a…

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Gender element crucial to understanding global rise in irregular migration

BOb’s Professor Sharon Pickering (a Director and Researcher) was recently interviewed by…

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Professor Jacqui True

Professor Jacqui True is a researcher at The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb),…

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Research Internships – applications open for March/April 2013

Applications are now open for the first intake of Research Interns at…

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Immigration policing in Norway – verifying identity is the largest challenge

We recently asked Sigmund Book Mohn (a Post Doctoral Fellow at the…

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Criminological Horizons lecture announced: ‘Bordered Penality: Abnormal Justice and Precarious Membership’

Monash Criminology will host the 2013 Criminological Horizons Public Lecture to be…

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Astrid Bentvelzen

Astrid Bentvelzen is a Dutch Student from Leiden University. She had recently…

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BOb’s Count Border Deaths campaign success

A proposal is currently being developed to start counting the deaths of people who die in Australian immigration detention centres or other Australian migration custodial settings in official deaths in custody statistics.

“Globalization and Borders” receives great reviews

Late last year Professor Sharon Pickering and Dr Leanne Weber (both Directors…

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Research exploring connections between mobility and security in the Asia Pacific

Dr Leanne Weber (Director and researcher at The Border Crossing Observatory –…

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New report on quality of life in UK detention exposes high levels of distress

A new report into the quality of life in detention in the…

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Open and shut cases – the treatment of asylum seekers in Hong Kong

Francesco Vecchio (a Border Crossing Observatory researcher) recently took a close look at…

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Coroner’s Report into 2010 Christmas Island tragedy a unique opportunity

Professor Sharon Pickering and Dr Leanne Weber (both Directors and Researchers at The Border Crossing…

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New findings – role of police in immigration enforcement in Australia

Although the Compliance branch of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship has…

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“Malaysia solution” will not deter asylum seekers coming to Australia

Professor Sharon Pickering and Dr Leanne Weber (both Directors and Researchers at The Border Crossing…

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Border control no solution for global problem

Professor Sharon Pickering and Dr Leanne Weber (both Directors and Researchers at…

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