There are currently 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. Most of them are internally displaced: there are about 25 million refugees on the move, looking for a safe place to live. About 37,000 people each day are forced to flee their home due to persecution and conflict. In this climate, a durable solution is urgently required.
Julian Burnside AO QC is a barrister, and one of Australia's leading human rights and refugee advocates. We are incredibly fortunate that Mr Burnside is joining us to share his expertise on important areas for domestic and international refugee law reform.
We are also privileged to be learning from Mr Burnside about his experiences practising human rights law, and the possible avenues that the next generation of aspiring human rights lawyers can pursue.