A last resort? - Summary Guide

A Last Resort? - Summary Guide. A summary of the important issues, findings and recommendations of the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration DetentionA last resort?

National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention

A Last resort? - Summary Guide

A summary of the important issues, findings and recommendations of the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention

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The National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention was announced in November 2001.

It was established to consider whether Australia's immigration detention laws and its treatment of children in immigration detention comply with the United Nations Convention on the Rights
of the Child.

The Inquiry received substantial evidence about the treatment of children in immigration detention centres between 1999 and 2002.

The information contained in this publication provides a summary of some of the important issues, findings and recommendations of the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention. It is not an exhaustive account of all the information contained in the Inquiry report.

For further information:

The Summary Guide to the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention is also available for download:

The Commission has also made this information available in hard copy and on CD-Rom.

Children in playground at Woomera with hunger strike in background, January 2002

Children in playground at Woomera with hunger strike in background, January 2002

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