The map above shows signatories to the Refugee Convention/Protocol. Countries in gray are not signatories.
So if you were fleeing persecution from Sri Lanka, the tiny island off the coast of India where would you flee? You’ve basically got three nearby options if you want to go somewhere who’ll accept you – Cambodia, Yemen and Australia.
Mmmm, bit of a no-brainer…oh sorry, your choices are now Cambodia and Yemen. Seems the Australians will no longer accept you.