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Asylum seekers, refugees and human rights - Snapshot Report

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview – or ‘snapshot’ – of the key human rights issues that arise from Australia’s approach to asylum seekers and refugees who arrive by boat.
2013
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Casenote: FKAG v Australia and MMM v Australia

The UN Human Rights Committee has found that the indefinite detention of 46 refugees with adverse security assessments was arbitrary and amounted to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights...
2013
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Tell Me About: Bridging Visas for Asylum Seekers

1. What are bridging visas?Bridging visas are temporary visas which allow people to legally reside in the Australian community while they are applying for a longer term visa, appealing a decision relating to their visa, or making arrangements to...
2013
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Human Rights standards for immigration detention

This publication, Human rights standards for immigration detention, sets out benchmarks for the humane treatment of people held in immigration detention
2013
Cover - Human rights issues raised by the transfer of asylum seekers to third countries

Human rights issues raised by the transfer of asylum seekers to third countries

Human rights issues raised by the transfer of asylum seekers to third countries’ sets out the Australian Human Rights Commission’s position in relation to steps taken recently by the Australian Government to transfer asylum seekers who arrive in...
2012

DIAC Response to the Australian Human Rights Commission report on the use of community arrangements for asylum seekers, refugees and stateless persons who have arrived to Australia by boat

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) report on the use of community arrangements for asylum seekers, refugees and stateless persons who have arrived to...
2012

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