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Australia

Law Council releases Regional Processing Policy, calls for initiative on regional approach
With the closure of the Manus Regional Processing Centre imminent, the Law Council is calling on the Australian Government to work with countries in the Asia-Pacific region to establish a cooperative, transparent approach to address the flow of asylum seekers.

The Law Council’s Regional Processing Policy, “Proposal for Australia’s role in a regional cooperative approach to the flow of asylum seekers into and within the Asia-Pacific region,” october 2017 is available here.

 

Deported to Danger Update – The Responsibility to Protect – 10 July 2017

THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT Afghanistan’s current situation, The Law Council’s Regional Processing Policy, “Proposal for Australia’s role in a regional cooperative approach to the flow of asylum seekers into and within the Asia-Pacific region,” is available here.drivers of migration and returnees experience July 2017

This report is the continuation of the Edmund Rice Centre’s determination to investigate Australia’s most recent deportations to Afghanistan by providing an overview of Afghanistan’s current security, political, and socio-economic situation, the drivers and trends of migration, and the returnees’ experience, compiled from both primary and secondary sources.

 

Liberty Victoria’s Rights Advocacy Project; PLAYING GOD the Immigration Minister’s Unrestrained Power April 2017

This report was written by Lauren Bull, Elizabeth Colliver, Emily Fischer, Shawn Rajanayagam and Edmund Simpson as members of Liberty Victoria’s Rights Advocacy Project (‘RAP’). RAP is a community of lawyers and activists working to advance human rights in Australia. RAP works across a range of issues including equality, government accountability, refugee and asylum seeker rights and criminal justice reform.
The forward has been written by Ian Macphee AO Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (1979–82)

 
Report of the Senate Committee: Serious allegations of abuse, self-harm and neglect of asylum seekers in relation to the Nauru Regional Processing Centre, and any like allegations in relation to the Manus Regional Processing Centre 21 April 2017

DOWNLOAD: Senate Report April 2017

 

Australian Human Rights Commission, Asylum seekers, refugees and human rights
SNAPSHOT REPORT (2ND EDITION) • 2017

 

Commonwealth Ombudsman, The Department of Immigration and Border Protection THE ADMINISTRATION OF SECTION 501 OF THE MIGRATION ACT 1958  December 2016

 

Moss, Philip; Review into recent allegations relating to conditions and circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru FINAL REPORT April 2015

Known as the Moss Review

 

Australian Human Rights Commission; The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention (2014)

 

 

Other Organisations

 

United Nations Human Rights Council, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants on his mission to Australia and the regional processing centres in Nauru
24 April 2017

 

United Nations Human Rights Council, Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment on his mission to Sri Lanka,
27 February-24 March 2017