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Jane McAdam

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales


Jane McAdam (BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Sydney), DPhil (Oxford)) is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, where she holds a prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship.  She is the Director of the International Refugee and Migration Law project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, and the convenor of the Faculty’s Refugee Law and Policy Group.  She is also a Non-Residential Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC.

Professor McAdam has written extensively in the field of international refugee and human rights law.  Her books include Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012), Complementary Protection in International Refugee Law (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007), The Refugee in International Law (with GS Goodwin-Gill, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007), Climate Change and Australia: Warming to the Global Challenge (with B Saul, S Sherwood, T Stephens and J Slezak, Federation Press, Sydney, in press), Climate Change and Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (ed, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2010), and Forced Migration, Human Rights and Security (ed, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2008).

Professor McAdam has been a consultant to the governments of Australia, the United Kingdom and the Maldives, and is an advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the international law aspects of climate change-related displacement.  She is the Associate Rapporteur of the Complementary Protection Working Party for the International Association of Refugee Law Judges, and was on the Management Committee of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service in Sydney from 2005–11.

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