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Rights Talk: Refugees with Disability – Overlooked and Underserved

In this week’s Rights Talk, Nujeen Mustafa, advocate for refugees with disability together with Shantha Rau Barriga, Human Rights Watch’s founding disability rights division director, talked with Human Rights Commissioner Ed Santow about the...
Wednesday 10 April 2019
Photos of Nujeen Mustafa and Shantha Rau Barriga

Watch RightsTalk with Nujeen Mustafa and Shantha Rau Barriga live on Facebook

On Monday, refugee and disability rights activists Nujeen Mustafa and Shantha Rau Barriga will join Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow at another of our popular RightsTalk events, hosted in partnership with Human Rights Watch.The event is fully...
Friday 5 April 2019
Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre white compound

Commission releases immigration detention inspection reports

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the reports of its inspections of the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre (CIIDC) and Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation (BITA) facilities.These reports follow the Commission’s...
Tuesday 20 November 2018
Refugee Children on Nauru - photo credit World Vision

Children in Nauru

By National Children’s Commissioner Megan MitchellI recently met with some of the families and children transferred from Nauru to Australia for health reasons.I have seen first-hand the impacts of indefinite detention on the wellbeing of these...
Tuesday 30 October 2018
Refugee Children on Nauru - photo credit World Vision

Media Statement - Children on Nauru

The Australian Human Rights Commission urges the Australian Government to address growing concern about the health and wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers subject to third country processing.The Commission acknowledges that the Australian...
Tuesday 23 October 2018

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