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Address Asylum Policy, Indigenous Inequality, Climate Change

Click to expand Image Australia’s placard at the United Nations…
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Submission to the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

This submission is based on Human Rights Watch research on human rights issues impacting older women,[1] including domestic violence, abuse, and neglect in residential institutions for older people, abuses during armed conflict, and health disparities…
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July 2020

Introduction Human Rights Watch submits the following information regarding Australia's implementation of recommendations it accepted through its 2015 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as well as information about developments in the human rights situation…
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Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne,
 
 Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy.
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This week, Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is visiting Australia. Besides growing economic cooperation, apparently 'enhanced cooperation on development and sport' between the two nations is on the agenda. But let’s hope that beyond…
A Tamil woman cries as she holds up an image of her family member who disappeared during the civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) at a vigil to commemorate the international day of the disappeared in Colombo August 30, 2013.
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Statement delivered under Item 6

Australia’s second Universal Periodic Review in November 2015 took place against a backdrop of detainees rioting at an immigration detention center on Australia's remote Christmas Island.
 
 The Christmas Island riot was sparked by the death of an…
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Rights Council Should Act on Curbs on Expression, Assembly

(Sydney) – Australia should play a leading role in addressing the urgent human rights situation in Egypt at the September 2015 session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Human Rights Council of…
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UPDATE RE OFFSHORE PROCESSING OF ASYLUM SEEKERS: More than three years after the offshore detention camps were established on Manus Island, not a single recognized refugee has been resettled in Papua New Guinea. Human Rights Watch conducted research on…
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To Permanent Representatives of Member States of the UN Human Rights Council, and Observer States of Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Togo

Your Excellency, We are writing to you to ask your delegation to urgently consider calling for a Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights of migrants at sea. The devastating event in Lampedusa speaks for itself, and warrants a…