Australia's International Legal Obligations To Refugees ustralia has international legal obligations in relation to refugees in accordance with the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (the Refugees Convention) and the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (the Protocol). Australian legislation acknowledges our protection obligations towards … [Read more...]
About John Blount
A former career diplomat, John was Director for Refugees, Immigration & Asylum in the Department of Foreign Affairs from 1990 to 1993, when he was appointed a full-time Member of the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT). He was Deputy Principal Member of the RRT when he retired in March 2006 and subsequently worked as an Independent Merit Reviewer for irregular maritime arrivals and he again served as a (part-time) Member of the RRT from 2012 to 2015.