Manus Island 2017 - two refugees peer at soldiers through a fence. One man in in pyjamas. Photo by Abdul, via Twitter

Manus crisis

The Australian Human Rights Commission condemns any unlawful use of force, and calls on the Australian and Papua New Guinea Governments to protect the human rights of the men on Manus Island.The Commission urges the Australian Government to ensure...
Friday 24 November 2017
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Commission calls for calm on Manus Island

Australian Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow is calling on the governments of Australia and Papua New Guinea to honour their international human rights obligations and avoid use of force on Manus Island.The Australian Human Rights Commission...
Thursday 23 November 2017
United Nations

UN Human Rights Committee: report on Australia’s human rights record

On 9 November 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Committee released its concluding observations in its five-year review of Australia’s human rights record under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).While acknowledging...
Friday 10 November 2017
Man looking at sea

Australia and Papua New Guinea share responsibility for resolving Manus Island...

The Australian Human Rights Commission is concerned about the current situation for refugees and asylum seekers at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre. The situation has been described by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (...
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre - Commons photo

Commission reports on Melbourne immigration detention facilities

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the findings of its inspections of the Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre (MIDC) and the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) detention facilities.The Commission has previously...
Wednesday 11 October 2017

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