The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, has condemned Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers in a statement delivered to the UN Human Rights Council overnight.
Human Rights Law Centre Director of Legal Advocacy, Daniel Webb, said that the statement reflected growing international concern at the example Australia was setting.
“An urgent humanitarian crisis is unfolding both in Europe and on our own doorstep. A wealthy, developed and fundamentally decent nation like Australia should be part of the solution. Instead, we’re being called out on the world stage as part of the problem”, said Mr Webb.
26 May 2015
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