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Evidence session on channel crossings examines migration approaches in Australia and Norway

10 November 2020

The Home Affairs Committee continues its inquiry into channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU on Wednesday 11 November, when it examines the approaches to migration and asylum of two non-EU nations, Australia and Norway.

Purpose of the session

In this evidence session the Committee will hear from a representative of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, a lawyer who represents asylum-seekers in Norway, and two Australian academics about the aims and impact of their respective migration policies. This will include how approaches to migration, asylum and resettlement have changed over the last two decades and the policy and enforcement implications. It will also consider what lessons the UK can learn as it develops an independent approach to migration.


Wednesday 11 November 2020, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 9.30am:

  • Frode Forfang, Director General, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)

  • Halvor Frihagen, Lawyer, Andersen & Bache-Wiig

At 10.30am:

  • Dr Natalie Klein, Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales

  • Madeline Gleeson, Senior Research Associate at the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales

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