Researcher says cultural heritage integration vital in refugee assessment

As war and conflict continues across the world, millions are forcibly displaced from their homes every year.

According to the Australian Refugee Council, Australia alone is set to see 1 million refugees since World War II by late 2025.

But, an academic in Law and Justice says Australian policies around asylum claims and refugee status determination need to change, calling for the integration of cultural heritage in these assessments.

What impact does war and conflict have on cultural sites, monuments, and broader cultural heritage?

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Produced By: Emma Wotzke

Featured In Story: Sherine Al Shallah – PHD Candidate, UNSW Law and Justice – Kaldor Centre Affiliate – Australian Human Rights Institute Associate, and

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 4th July 2024