Australia: the impact of indefinite detention: the case to change Australia’s mandatory detention regime
In this report Amnesty International focuses on Australia’s mandatory detention policy, and in particular on how it has allowed for prolonged and indefinite detention. The policy is considered to be inconsistent with Australia’s international human rights obligations. In particular it violates the right to liberty and security of persons due to its lack of a … Continue reading Australia: the impact of indefinite detention: the case to change Australia’s mandatory detention regime
Australia-Pacific: offending human dignity: the Pacific Solution
This document outlines the events surrounding the Norwegian freighter MV Tampa rescuing 438 people from a dilapidated Indonesian fishing boat off Australia´s Christmas Island, and the ensuing diplomatic discussion between the various governments involved.
Australia: a brief to the Australian Labor Party 1998 National Conference
This document comments on human rights issues in the draft Australian Labor Party (ALP) Platform discussed at the ALP’s 1998 National Conference. The comments concentrate on some of the issues covered by Amnesty International’s very specific mandate in relation to the draft ALP platform sections on ”Community Security and Access to Justice” (section 10), ”Human … Continue reading Australia: a brief to the Australian Labor Party 1998 National Conference