Ambiguity persists as to what extent our national human rights institution is permitted to carry out its functions abroad, argues Michael Simmons.
Ellen Hays spoke to Elaine Pearson, Australia director of Human Rights Watch, at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law’s annual conference, where Pearson was speaking on the consequences of Australia’s border protection policy.
The power dynamic between Australia and its tropical neighbours is an unequal one, writes Kate Galloway. Australia’s call on its tropical neighbours to host offshore detention centres offers an interesting case study.
By Benjamin Pynt. This article is part of our December 2012 and January 2013 focus on Asylum Seekers. Introduction Under the offshore processing regime, better known as the Pacific Solution Mark II (PSII), some asylum seekers are transferred to Nauru and Manus Island, where they face problems such as endemic antibody-resistant malaria, unsafe drinking water and inadequate […]
From 19-22 November 2012, a team from Amnesty International, headed by Amnesty’s Refugee Policy Expert Dr Graham Thom, conducted the first independent investigation of the Australian immigration detention centre in Nauru to determine the human rights situation on the ground.