Professor Jane McAdam focuses here on the relocation of the Banaban population from Ocean Island (previously one of the Gilbert & Ellice Islands, now Kiribati) to Rabi Island in Fiji after the Second World War, and the lessons that can be drawn from this.
About the speaker
Professor Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor of Law and the Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales. She holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, and is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC and a Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre. She is also an Associated Senior Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Norway. She is joint Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Refugee Law. Professor McAdam publishes widely in the area of international refugee law, in particular on complementary protection and climate change-related displacement and migration. She is the author of Refugees: Why Seeking Asylum Is Legal and Australia’s Policies Are Not (with F Chong, UNSW Press, 2014), Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law (Oxford University Press, 2012), Complementary Protection in International Refugee Law (Oxford University Press, 2007), The Refugee in International Law (with GS Goodwin-Gill, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, 2007); and the editor of The Global Reach of European Refugee Law (with H Lambert & M Fullerton; Cambridge University Press, 2013), and Climate Change and Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Hart Publishing, 2010).