Refugee swap deal : will it reduce irregular migration?
Date of Issue2011
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The refugee swap deal recently negotiated between Malaysia and Australia may tackle people smuggling – but at the expense of securing adequate protection for asylum-seekers. If passed, the deal will effectively downgrade the need for durable solutions under both the Regional Cooperation Framework set by the Bali Process and the 1951 Refugee Convention.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries ; 099/11